Letter to the editor

Letter: We need right to elect mayor

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Nothing is more important to me than my family and the town we call home. We love living in Castle Rock. Like everyone here, I care about our future here.

I became involved in the campaign to vote for our mayor because I believe we have the right to elect the person who leads our town. For 30 years, the mayor has been appointed by the seven-member council from within. As a community, we haven't had a direct voice in who represents us as a whole.

  • People should always have choice. Voters want to have a voice in who will lead our town into the future. The majority of us would rather elect our mayor than have them appointed by someone else.
  • Most are concerned about the growth of Castle Rock. Though it may be inevitable, none want to lose the many things that we love about our communities and neighborhoods. It's important for us to understand what our mayor wants for our town... 10, 20 and 50 years into the future.
  • We trust our judgment to elect our mayor over having the decision made for us.

Electing the mayor is a "no-brainer." I say this as one of the circulators standing at the grocery store, post office and soliciting door-to-door. Sometimes neighbors stand three-deep, waiting to sign this petition to put it on November's ballot. It is clear that people want to elect their mayor. Business owners, conservatives, progressives... Every walk of life, professional and educational background believes in their ability to elect representatives - mayor is no different.  

I have never seen such a diverse group of people united behind one concept: the right to elect our mayor.

Taryn Thomas,

petition circulator

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