Craig To the editor:
My name is Tammy Stewart, and I am running for District Attorney.
I have several concerns with the articles that recently have appeared in the Craig Daily Press regarding my opponent, Elizabeth Oldham.
I think it is too early in the process for the media to favor one candidate over the other based on a few speaking engagements. I would like to point out that I also am scheduled to speak at the Craig Rotary at 7 a.m. Sept. 12.
I have made several public speaking engagements in Craig that have not been covered because of the paper's concern about favoring one candidate over another. I did receive front page coverage when there was concern that I had violated a Moffat County Employee regulation by holding a public meeting.
I actually was cleared of violating that regulation by a county review process, and the regulations are being rewritten to be more clear. The fact that I did not violate any federal, state or local campaign provisions did not appear in the paper. I recently have been appointed by the city of Craig to act as their Alcohol Compliance Hearing Officer.
There was no article written about that. I have dedicated my career to public service.
I am dedicated to protecting children in Moffat County through my Assistant County Attorney position. I think we need a DA advisory board, drug courts, youth programs, and domestic violence fast track. I have 19 years of experience as an attorney and 12 years prosecuting. It was mistated in your article dated July 25, 2008, that Elizabeth Oldham had 10 years prosecutorial experience. I think she has approximately 10 years experience as an attorney, and she has a little less than seven years experience as a prosecutor.
This is documented in one of your first articles about her campaign. This is an important race, and it is vital that we have a fair race in the public and the press. I am certain our records, commitment, and experience levels will speak for themselves, given the chance.