Barb Schierkolk

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August 29, 2012
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I've been on the board of the Victim Impact Panel since 1994. The panel is made up of people who are victims of drunk drivers, sometimes the drunk driver themselves. Everyone convicted of driving drunk in Eagle County is sentenced to appear at a panel and listen to our victims' stories about how drunk driving has effected their lives. Our panel started over 20 years ago when a young mother of a brand new baby lost her life to a drunk driver. Our mission is to educate the citizens of Eagle County about the damaging effects of drunk driving.

Six years ago I went to Scott Turner asking if he could help with a surprise mock trial at Eagle Valley High School. Mr. Turner jumped at the chance to do something for our children in educating them on the dangers of drunk driving and the ripple affect it has on families. With the support of EVHS, Eagle County Sheriffs Office and the Eagle County District Attorney's Office we held the mock trial last April.

I'm asking for you to support Scott Turner for district attorney. When I came to him a year ago for another try at putting on the mock trial, his office had a very high profile trial ahead of them but educating our students to keep them safe was also a top priority. With his help and two other D.A.s we pulled it off. We had the attention of the entire high school body, Scott and his fellow attorneys had more than 700 students watching and participating in our trial.

This man is dedicated to making our community a safer place for us, our children and grandchildren.

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The VailDaily Updated Aug 29, 2012 01:35PM Published Aug 29, 2012 01:34PM Copyright 2012 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.