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Letter to the editor: Support for county commissioner candidate

"She is an unstoppable force for positive change," Siffing said.

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Elaina Shively has my vote for County Commissioner and here’s why.

I’ve been a restorative justice practitioner for more than 16 years and for the past seven, I've worked closely with Elaina on criminal justice reform in the DA’s Office. I’ve seen her steadily lead our team during times of ease and times of crisis, and she is an unstoppable force for positive change, an engaged and informed public servant whose sharp intelligence is matched by her warm and generous heart.

Elaina has a proven record of decisive leadership, successfully managing complex, multi-system projects and creating change that has truly improved lives, such as implementing Colorado’s first pre-file mental health diversion program.

But what I love most about Elaina is that she leads by lifting others up. She builds bridges and makes things happen, and also has the humility (and wisdom) to admit when she’s not the expert and find someone who is.

Elaina knows and loves Boulder County; she also sees the ways we still need to evolve to make this a better and more equitable place for everyone. As County Commissioner, Elaina will lead with integrity, courage, and vision. I can’t imagine anyone better for the job.

Erin Siffing