Printed letters, July 18, 2012
For any voter who agrees that local issues should not be politicized, but rather decided upon with input from all involved without allegiance to certain parties, there is a clear choice for Mesa County commissioner in District 1.
Jana Bingham Gerow, an unaffiliated candidate, understands that making decisions for the good of our county requires listening to all involved parties and reflecting with an open mind, free of the influence of any particular political agenda and with no obligation to major campaign donors. (Thus her $100 limit on campaign contributions from any one individual.)
I have known Jana from her first leadership position at Grand Junction High School, 30-plus years ago, through the many leadership roles she has held in the community. I know her to be a smart, sincere, hard-working and fair-minded person, with an impressive ability to bring people together for productive discussions and problem solving.
She has vast experience in many facets of construction, which will be invaluable in the planning, land-use and development discussions that comprise much of the work of our county commissioners.
Grand Junction has been Gerow’s home for most of her life, and you will not find anyone who cares more about all of Mesa County, from De Beque and Collbran west to Mack and Gateway and all points between.
I support Jana Bingham Gerow, a proven leader who can get things done.
Descriptions demonstrate Daily Sentinel’s liberal bias
The media bias continues in insidious little ways.
In the article on July 14, “Public Trustee office has history of controversy,” Gary Harmon described Candace DeRose as a “former chairwoman of the Mesa County Democratic Party” and described Barbara Brewer as “a Republican activist.”
Isn’t it interesting that Democrats are just Democrats, but we Republicans are somehow activists out of the socialist mainstream?
A different Linda Gregory isn’t involved in politics
For the past three years, I have read several letters to the editor written by Linda Gregory. Because she and I share the same first and last name, some readers have assumed that I was the author of those letters.
Apparently she was quoted in an article in a recent edition of the paper that also listed her political affiliation and her position with a local group.
I am the other Linda Gregory, although any letter I write would show my full name, as this one does. I have been married for 30 years to Don and we have two daughters. I graduated from Mesa State College in 2004 and worked with the homeless for a number of years prior to my employment with the American Cancer Society in May 2009.
I am not a registered member of the Republican Party, nor am I associated with any of its local groups. I have my own political beliefs, but you will never read them in a newspaper.
The other Linda Gregory may be reading this, so I’d like to add that I still receive several phone calls a month that are most likely intended for her. For over two years, I let callers know that they had the wrong number. That got old, though, and now I just delete their messages. I hope they can figure out how to reach her.
Each of us is entitled to our political opinions, but I don’t want those in the community who only know me by my first and last name to think that this Linda Gregory and the other Linda Gregory are one and the same person.
LINDA CALACI GREGORY
Women’s Wellness Connection
Paul Brown should notbe reappointed as trustee
I hope that Paul Brown does not get reappointed to be the public trustee.
He is arrogant, incompetent and apparently dishonest,from the reports of his handling of contracts. He needs to find something else to do.