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Letter to the editor: Former commissioner supports Shively

Solutions for issues such as environmental protection, climate action, community safety, and justice reform ... need systemic change
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I am thrilled to support Elaina Shively for the office of Boulder County Commissioner. As a former commissioner myself, I am acutely aware of the critical issues facing our County.  I have worked with both candidates in this election, and I believe only Elaina has the skill set to lead effectively.  She will listen to the public and to subject matter experts at Boulder County and beyond. She will work collaboratively with the other two commissioners, staff, and the public to develop community centered solutions. 

Solutions for issues such as environmental protection, climate action, community safety, and justice reform -- Elaina’s priorities -- need systemic change that can only come from building coalitions at all levels of government and engaging with the public in a meaningful way. That is the role of a County Commissioner, and working with Elaina, I have seen her do this effectively time and again.

Her background in meaningful systems change is rooted in identifying and addressing inequities with disproportionate impacts, so that everybody has the chance to thrive in Boulder County. She will listen, collaborate, and lead. Please join me in voting for Elaina Shively with your June primary ballot. 

Former Boulder County Commissioner

Deb Gardner