Letter: A Vote for Meghan Lukens is a vote for our future

Western Colorado is changing, there is no doubt. Can we retain our hardworking, active, family-oriented way of life which relishes living in the clean mountain air? Colorado needs leadership with an invested interest in its future. Meghan Lukens represents the next generation of Coloradans, which deserve the same opportunity to thrive in Colorado as those that have come before.

Meghan can lead this younger, hardworking Colorado demographic. She champions public education, affordable housing, a clean environment, and reproductive rights. Growing up in Colorado in the 60s and 70s, I took those things for granted. But now I realize they were never guaranteed. Young Coloradans today face an uncertain future.

I’ve known Meghan since she moved here with her family in 2003. She has always been a leader, a hardworking student and a competitive but fair athlete. After college she became a teacher so she could make a positive difference in the community where she grew up. These are the qualities we need in the next generation of leadership for the western slope and Colorado. It’s time for us to listen to the younger leaders and allow them to drive their own future. Meghan has the ability, and she is the best choice for our State Representative.

Paige Boucher

Steamboat Springs

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