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    Editor,

    Last week’s newspaper (The Times-Independent, June 25) featured a letter from a citizen pertaining to an endorsement letter that was sent to Republican primary voters.

    Grand County Council Member Curtis Wells
    Grand County Council Member Curtis Wells. File photo

    If Ms. Tallman was being honest she would acknowledge that this letter was not sent on official county letterhead. Both her and the citizen that raised the issue at citizens to be heard are aware of this. The endorsement letter was paid for by the Cox for Governor campaign and presents as a duly-elected at-large legislator in Grand County.

    Those titles or free speech cannot be censored or removed due to partisan disagreements. Not to mention the logic behind a Republican endorsement from a Republican sitting on the county council far outweighs the benefit of an endorsement from a currently left-leaning council.

    Likely Republican primary voters don’t want endorsements from this county council, again, Ms. Tallman surely also understands this. Or perhaps, maybe this is the same twisted logic that defends an out-of-compliance form of county government that has struggled for decades to deliver for the citizens.

    And for my role and contributions in bringing compliance, effectiveness, and efficiency in Grand County government, I am proud. Should you see my name on a ballot in the future, please know that I will work hard to do the right thing in the best interest of the public, politics aside.

    — Curtis Wells
    Grand County Council Member

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