Sam Susuras is a persistent man.
Although he didn’t win election to the Grand Junction City Council last April, he was ready to put his name forward when a vacancy arose on the council due to Linda Romer Todd’s resignation last month.
And this time, Susuras’ knowledge of the city and his ideas for helping it succeed paid off. Last Thursday, the City Council chose him over four other applicants as the person to replace Todd on the council.
The Daily Sentinel didn’t endorse Susuras during last year’s council election. (We also didn’t endorse Bill Pitts, who ultimately won the at-large seat in a three-way race.) But it was no easy call. Susuras, like Pitts, is clearly committed to and involved in the community. He has much to offer the city and we trust he will serve Grand Junction well.
Congratulations, Sam. And thanks as well to all the others who were willing to place their names in the ring for a demanding but low-paying civic job.