State house candidate to speak in Eagle
Gary Lindstrom, a Summit County commissioner running to represent the Vail Valley in the Colorado House of Representatives, will speak at a breakfast Saturday sponsored by the Eagle County Democratic Party.Lindstrom, who is running to replace term-limited Democratic Rep. Carl Miller of Leadville, has been a Summit County Commissioner for nearly ten years. After moving from New York to Colorado more than 30 years ago, Lindstrom has served as a law enforcement officer, town council member and county coroner.”Eagle County needs someone like Gary in the state house,” says Debbie Marquez, a chairwoman of the Eagle County Democrats. “Our state government is in a crisis and Gary is committed to finding real solutions, not band-aid fixes, to restore the well-being of the government and, in turn, the people of Colorado.”Education, health-care and the economy are at the top of Lindstrom’s list of issues to tackle as a state representative, he says.Lindstrom grew up in a farming community in Iowa. After serving in the Air Force and attending college, he became a police officer in New York City.Thirty years ago he moved to the Colorado mountains and eventually became detective sergeant with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and later, chief investigator for the District Attorney’s Office as well as country coroner.Lindstrom has his wife, Lynne, have been married for nearly 30 years and have two children. Lindstrom has three children by an earlier marriage.Candidate’s breakfastWhat: The Eagle County Democrats breakfast forum featuring state house candidate Gary Lindstrom.When: 7:45 a.m., SaturdayWhere: Fiesta’s Caf & Cantina in EdwardsCost: $15.RSVP: 328-3888, leave message.