Printed Letters: Aug. 8, 2014

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Once again we see Ray Scott’s opponent using unfounded accusations as a means of distraction from her own lack of ideas and knowledge of the issues. If the Democrat opponent believes legislative input in the state water plan is important, she should applaud Ray Scott for defending that principle by walking out of a meeting along with other legislators because their roles as representatives of the people were being minimized by a bureaucratic process.
Ray Scott has a reputation as a fierce advocate and defender of natural resources and jobs on the Western Slope.  He sponsored HB 1223, which brought diversity to the representation of energy interests in Colorado by requiring the Colorado Oil and Gas Commission seat members from all regions of the state. During his second term, the Democrat Speaker of the House appointed Ray Scott to the Council of State Governments-WEST (CSG-West) Water and Environment Committee, citing his unique expertise in those areas.
Ray Scott’s opponent talks of “building relationships with key players” yet uses mud-slinging as her primary campaign tactic. Ray Scott not only builds alliances across the aisle in addressing Colorado jobs and natural resources, but he stands for principle and has a record that proves it.

Why isn’t Ms. Konola speaking about her own background and how she can help the Western Slope instead of putting her opponent down?  I see nothing in her letter that said how she would fight for the Western Slope only a “he’s doing it wrong” approach. 

If Ray Scott felt that walking out of a meeting was a way to make a statement, to get a point across, then by all means, he was right to do it.  Ray Scott gets things done and works hard for the Western Slope.  I’ve none only heard lots of noise from his opponent.

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