Vail Daily letter: Beaver for Avon council |

Vail Daily letter: Beaver for Avon council

My name is Richard Friend. I am 25 years old, an Avon resident and registered voter. I’m also a military veteran, having served as an airman first class in the United States Air Force during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

I also currently work for Tom Beaver at Montana’s in Avon. Tom hired me when I returned from active service when I needed a job. After moving to Colorado I was jobless and on my way to becoming another statistic — an unemployed veteran. When Tom offered me a job at his restaurant it was another chance at success for me.

Tom, also a veteran of the United States Naval Reserve, saw my potential and motivated me to do better. Tom showed me how to work my way up to being a bartender, one of the most sought jobs in the Vail Valley.

The same values that Tom showed me are the values I believe he will bring to the Avon Town Council. As a young person living in Avon, I will be voting for Tom Beaver for Avon Town Council.

Richard Friend

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