David Morris: Vote for Baxter

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To the editor:

Sometimes it is in the best interest of voters to cross party lines when a special candidate clearly represents the needs and concerns of those voters.

For the first time in a long time we are fortunate here in Moffat County to have one our own running for a seat in the state legislature. The winner of the race for HD57 will be decided in November, and the best candidate for the job is a Moffat County resident.

That candidate is Jo Ann Baxter.

Jo Ann has lived in Craig for 38 years. She taught school in Moffat County for 29 of those years while raising three children, serving in a variety of local leadership roles, and obtaining a PHD.

She went on to become a respected member, and the president, of the Moffat County Board of Education. Jo Ann spent six years on the Colorado School Board Association's Legislative and Resolutions Committee, and was appointed by Governor Hickenlooper to participate on the State Council for Educator Effectiveness.

If elected, Jo Ann will represent the citizens of Rio Blanco, Garfield, and Moffat Counties. This is an incredible opportunity for Moffat County residents to have their voices heard in the legislative halls of the Front Range.

Jo Ann understands the importance of a strong educational system and the need for economic development in Northwest Colorado. She will work for our best interests whether we are Democrat or Republican.

We will all benefit if we vote for a candidate who knows and loves Moffat County. Let's send Jo Ann Baxter to Denver!

David Morris

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