Vail Daily letter: For Corcoran |

Vail Daily letter: For Corcoran

Elizabeth Holland
Vail, CO, Colorado

Doris Bailey questioned why Dan Corcoran was even running for surveyor in Eagle County. Well, he has been the county surveyor for a number of years, and he is running for the position because he actually likes his job. He is also on the state board and he serves as an expert witness for the state of Colorado’s attorney general in matters related to surveying.

Doris also questioned why Dan was spending money for signs and showing up at “meet and greet” sessions. From the number of signs around, I don’t think that Dan has spent too much money, so I wouldn’t worry about that if I was you. As for going to get-togethers with the voters, isn’t that what candidates do?

The real issue here is that Dan is a candidate that believes in saving the taxpayers’ money. Isn’t that what everyone is complaining about? How all these politicians spend all this money that we don’t have. Now here we have a candidate that utilizes the staff in the county engineering department and saves the taxpayers $100,000 in the past 18 months alone. Isn’t that what everyone wants?

Dan has been accused by his opponent for not updating the records in the county’s computer system. Everyone knows about budget cuts at all levels of government, so why would Ted want to update at this time when most of the records can be viewed at the county? Why would anyone want to add this expense to the budget when most of the records are only needed by surveyors? Wouldn’t you rather save some county employee’s job than update the records? I thought from all the rhetoric and ads that people wanted less government, but maybe I am confused.

One thing that I do know is that Dan Corcoran is one of the most honest people I have ever met and I will be casting my ballot for him on Nov. 2.

Elizabeth Holland

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