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Nancy Schwanke: Tipton, put Republicans on scoreboard

Democrats 7, Republicans 0. No, this isn’t the score of a local softball game – it’s the number of open to the public, legislative town halls that national and district elected officials have had in Routt County during the past two years.

Democrats: U. S. Senator Michael Bennet, two in 2017 and 2018; former Colorado State House Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, two in 2017; and current Colorado State House Rep. Dylan Roberts, three in 2018.

Republicans: U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, zero; U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton, zilch; and State Sen. Randy Baumgardner, nothing . . . you get the picture.

Congressman Tipton, private stakeholder meetings can be informative and private fundraisers are part of the game, but these events should be in addition to – not in lieu of – a public town hall where all of your constituents have an opportunity to share their voices.

While you are in Steamboat this week, put the Republicans on the scoreboard and hold a public town hall. Even 7-1 is better than 7-0.

Nancy Schwanke

Steamboat Springs

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