Gregg Rippy: Vote for Rankin

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To the editor:

We need a representative like Bob Rankin in Denver who can help get our economy on track and also solve some big issues facing our state.

Our legislators have to deal with a myriad of technical issues and difficult budget. Hundreds of bills pass through the Colorado Legislature every year but we still don’t have solutions to school financing or a way to fund our roads and bridges.

Health care alone can break the state budget. We have structural problems brought on by constitutional amendments that need to be addressed.

Bob will be a unique representative for our district. He has been a corporate president responsible for thousands of employees. He has founded and operated several small businesses in Colorado.

He works hard to understand our western Colorado industries of agriculture, tourism and energy. His efforts have earned him endorsements from the Colorado Contractors Association, the Colorado Farm Bureau, the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, the National Federation of Independent business and the Associated Builders and Contractors.

These business endorsements add to those from the medical community, automotive industry and others.

These endorsements are not given lightly and they indicate that Bob Rankin is trusted to create jobs and help get our economy moving. He knows that private sector job creation is the only way to develop the revenue to pay for the services that Colorado citizens expect.

And while he’s helping private sector job creators, he can look at the big picture of Colorado’s future, providing much needed leadership for the state. I support Bob and look forward to working with him.

Gregg Rippy

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