Ken Parsons: Support Al White

— To the editor:

I am writing this letter to express support for State Rep. Al White in his campaign to become State Sen. Al White.

Al has served Northwest Colorado diligently for the past eight years as representative, and his experience and influence in the legislature are too important for us to lose. He has developed a broad understanding of our state and regional issues and has become a key leader in the state house.

As Colorado has grown, primarily along the interstate highway corridors, the influence of these growth centers has expanded in the legislature. Now the rural areas of the state have few legislators to represent their larger geographical area, but low population. This makes it all the more important that those who we elect to represent us become respected leaders in Denver.

Al White has proven himself to be this type of leader, and he exerts an influence far beyond being just one out of the 100 members in the Legislature. In particular, his experience on the Joint Budget Committee is critical in the developing economic crisis. Al also has been a leader in promoting state tourism, supporting small business, protecting our institutions of higher learning, and advocating for the removal of fiscal and budgetary items from our state constitution.

Again, I urge your support for Al White as our next state senator from Senate District 8. His experience and leadership will help ensure that Northwest Colorado will be well represented in Denver for the next four years.

Ken Parsons

Rangely

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