Letter To The Editor: Vote For Pete

By SUSAN O’LEARY
County Councilor

 

I recommend Pete Sheehey as best qualified to serve Los Alamos County in the State Legislature.

 

I support Pete for several reasons. First, he’s service oriented. He gets that serving in government means working for actual people, not simply engaging in policy debate. He knows that the job of our legislator is to achieve results that improve our community. He’s demonstrated that philosophy in the hundreds or thousands of decisions he’s made over the past decade as County Councilor and Planning and Zoning Commission member.

 

Second, Pete’s extensive time in these leadership positions give him a full and timely understanding of issues that are important to many of us today. He’s put in thousands of hours serving our community and has participated in economic development, housing and public works decisions. He’s researched utilities and environmental issues. He’s heard from citizens across all demographics on the issues and opportunities that matter to them. He has served when county revenues went up and when they went down. These prior experiences make him well qualified to represent us in the Round House.

 

Finally, Pete is open minded, a hard worker, and a good listener. As his Council colleague, I have watched him do his best to vote in accordance with what he has learned from citizens even when his personal preferences might have pointed in a different direction. As an individual citizen, I trust him to do a good job representing my personal priorities – namely issues that impact children, families, and seniors.  He doesn’t assume that he knows what’s right for people with different priorities and ideas; he listens. Even when we have disagreed, Pete has always heard me out and treated me with respect and courtesy; and that is a quality whose value in Santa Fe shouldn’t be underestimated.

For these reasons, I support Pete Sheehey for State Representative and encourage you to support him, too. 

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