Vail Daily letter: Strong women leaders
October 10, 2016
I am proud to write a letter to endorse incredible women leaders with proven track records. Gail Schwartz, Diane Mitsch Bush, Teak Simonton, Jill Ryan, and Kathy Chandler-Henry share many traits in common that make them great leaders and assets to the communities they represent. In particular, they are all strong advocates for our public lands. Our quality of life and our economy rest upon the bedrock of public lands staying public. A movement powered by a special interest group out of Utah threatens public lands staying open and accessible. I am grateful that Ryan and Chandler-Henry lead efforts locally to push against this fringe movement. Simonton knows the important heritage of these lands in our community. Mitsch Bush worked against the special interest group at the state level and was my partner in passing Colorado Public Lands Day. And Schwartz promises to make it a focus of her efforts at the congressional level. This is a critical issue to the future of our communities and I am proud to support these candidates that support keeping it public.
Sen. Kerry Donovan
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