Letter: Vote for Audrey Danner

To the editor:

I am submitting this letter of support for Audrey Danner for Moffat County Commissioner in District 2.

I first met Audrey when she was the executive director of Yampa Valley Partners. I remember the meetings that she facilitated and the high-profile issues she handled during her time there.

My remembrances of Audrey were of a highly organized, committed, disciplined, articulate leader. Audrey did not just facilitate (although she was very good at that), she led these meetings so that both sides of the issues were discussed, the meetings were beneficial, everyone had his/her say and good sound decisions were made and acted upon.

That is the way that Audrey embraces her current Moffat County Commissioner role as well. Audrey remains at the front of the battle to keep Moffat County’s natural resources a viable entity.

It seems every day that environmental or political action groups try to shut down coal mining, oil and gas development, and electrical power generation. Whether it's the current effort ongoing for the Endangered Species Listing for the sage grouse or the fuel switching regulations that occurred at the state capital in Denver, Audrey is engaged in the issue.

Audrey understands these natural resource industries are the basis for the economy in Moffat County and if discontinued would leave our county with a big fiscal monetary deficit to make up.

With so much at stake in the next four years and with so many groups targeting these industries, what this county really needs is someone to lead this effort to protect our natural resources and our way of life here in Moffat County.

I believe that person is Audrey Danner.

As you are filling out your ballots for this primary election, I urge you to vote for Audrey Danner, the leader this county needs.

Stephen Hinkemeyer

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