Email letters, June 14, 2012

Justman running for right reasons

The recent surge in anti-Justman articles and letters shows that Ken Henry is getting a little desperate in the GOP primary race for Mesa County commissioner in District 1. And Henry should be desperate. John Justman is more principled, more conservative and certainly more electable than Henry.

Justman is supported by those in Mesa County who reject politicians who are in it for themselves and their own interests. Justman is not running for county commissioner because he’s a career politician. He’s running because he wants to effect positive change for the residents of Mesa County.

Justman is not running because he has an insatiable ego. He is running because he identifies personally with the impact of governmental policies on the farmers and citizens of Mesa County.

Justman is not running to enhance his resume and use the position as a springboard to higher political office. He is running because he understands that the future of his children depends on the ability of We The People to get control of our government.

Unlike his opponent, Justman believes that government should be shrinking, not growing, that people must be less dependent, not more dependent, on the government to meet their needs and that taxes should be lowered, not raised.

Justman is authentic, likable and honest. He is the best representative of the people of Mesa County because he is one of us.

Grand Junction

Justman personifies Tea Party hypocrisy, unwillingness to compromise

John Justman is the paradigm of Tea Party hypocrisy. Farm subsidies are good because they saved Justman’s family farm. EPA regulations are bad because they preserve air quality for everyone.

The essence of the Tea Party platform is government subsidies and programs they like and which help Tea Partiers are good. Government subsidies and programs they do not like and do not help Tea Partiers are bad.

No compromise. What a disgraceful example of our democratic republic.


Grand Junction

Coin club sends cash to charities, thanks to participants

The Western Slope Coin Club would like to thank the dealers, sponsors and attendees of our local coin shows. That support has allowed us to send cash donations to the following charities: Good Samaritan Clinic, Hope of the Grand Valley, Hospice Palliative Care of Grand Junction, Latimer House (Hilltop), Partners, Royce Hurst no-kill animal shelter and the Redlands Community Center.

The Western Slope Coin Club is a nonprofit club, and the volunteer efforts of the club members and support from our participants have enabled us to donate to local charities for the two years we have presented the coin shows at the Lincoln Park Barn.

Thank you again for your support.

on behalf of Western Slope Coin Club members
Grand Junction

Justman’s character, experience and grasp of issues engender trust

I would like to voice my support for John Justman for county commissioner. I have known John for more than 35 years. He is the kind of person we need in public office—someone who is honest above all, who actually knows how to do productive work and approaches problems with common sense and experience, and who is not a professional politician.

Justman has served on boards and committees for the past 30 some years, besides farming. Justman is one of very few people in Mesa County who makes his living from farming with no outside job or other income to help support the farm. In this day and time, in this place, that is a major accomplishment.

Justman understands water and land use better than most people; he has lived it for the past almost 40 years. I trust him to make the best decisions possible for all the people of Mesa County and for our land, water, taxes, freedom and quality of life.

I urge everyone to vote for Justman for county commissioner.

Grand Junction


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