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2012 Voters' Guide to Water Issues

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September 2012

Dear Voter,

Roaring Fork Conservancy is pleased to present its second Voters’ Guide to Water Issues in the Roaring Fork Watershed. Over the past several years, Roaring Fork Conservancy has been working to help citizens take action around water issues. The 2012 drought has underscored the importance of water in Colorado as many rivers and streams ran dry this summer. 

Having knowledgeable elected officials helps us protect our vital water resources. With the upcoming election, we wanted to give citizens an opportunity to hear thoughts from candidates on local water issues and proposed solutions.

Roaring Fork Conservancy asked candidates in local races for county commissioner, Colorado House and Senate, and the U.S. House for their responses to two questions. Our goal is to present a non-biased forum for candidates to express their qualifications and platforms on water issues affecting the Roaring Fork Watershed and the state of Colorado. We present these un-edited responses from the candidates, and Roaring Fork Conservancy does not endorse any of the candidates.

We encourage you to vote, whether you vote by mail or at a polling place on November 6th. Your voice is an important part of helping us bring people together to protect our rivers.


Rick Lofaro
Executive Director
Roaring Fork Conservancy

Please Note: After several attempts, we did not recieve comments from Jared Polis running for U.S. House of Representatives District 2 and Ellen Temby running for Colorado House of Representatives District 61 by our print deadline.


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2012 Voters' Guide to Water Issues in the Roaring Fork Watershed features candidates from the following races:

U.S. House
Districts 2 & 3

Colorado House
Districts 26, 57 & 61

Colorado Senate
District 8

Eagle County Commissioner

Garfield County Commissioner

Pitkin County Commissioner

Candidate Forum on Water

September 27, 2012
6:30 – 8:30pm
Third Street Center
520 Third Street


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