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Letter to the editor: Elizabeth Olson supports strong and fair leadership as qualities for Mayor

"Establishing a commuter rail service from Longmont to Denver is also important to Joan," Olson said.
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I strongly support Joan Peck for mayor. During her six years as a Council member, Joan has proved to be a strong leader and a fair representative for Longmont residents. Joan is unafraid to stand up for us when developers try to sneak in metro districts and fracking because she knows the critical importance of clean air and water, affordable homes, good jobs and safe neighborhoods and schools for a healthy, happy life.

Establishing a commuter rail service from Longmont to Denver is also important to Joan, as this can significantly reduce the impact of too many cars on the road as our population soars. Joan has developed many valuable relationships over the years she has been working on this complicated project that will help her get the job done as mayor. 

I personally know Joan to be a kind person and an honest, hardworking leader, unbeholden to big money, who genuinely cares for our residents' best interests. This fall she has been walking the city and speaking with countless residents to know what kind of practical, meaningful policies and actions to implement to address our most important concerns. I voted for Joan Peck and hope you will, too!