HERE IS THE EMAIL I RECEIVED ~~~~~~~~~~~~
FW: letter to the editor for J Paul
7:44 PM (13 hours ago)
There is a particularly nasty flier/TV ad out there that attacks J Paul and accuses him of taking money from the Feds and Colorado. This ad appears to be targeting La Plata County voters, but you may have seen it. Below is Franklin Anderson’s letter to the Durango Herald setting the record straight on this blatant lie.
A blatantly inaccurate political ad on TV tries to tarnish J Paul Brown’s reputation. The $200,000 it mentions is a total fiction. The individuals who benefitted from Animal Damage Control (ADC) were, and still are, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, San Juan Basin Woolgrowers, Pine River Irrigation District and all agricultural producers in Archuleta and La Plata Counties.
In the 70’s, the existing program was terminated due to a disagreement among San Juan Basin Woolgrowers, USDA and Colorado Department of Agriculture. The dispute was over payment for injuries suffered by the USDA trapper.
La Plata County formed its own program, under the auspices of Commissioners Brennan, Michael and Scott. Dale McCoy provided services to members in La Plata County. I still have the documents from the time that La Plata County started its own program up to the time that J. Paul got the State of Colorado’s Department of Agriculture to reinstitute the service.
When J. Paul was elected County Commissioner, he coordinated the effort to restart the ADC Program for residents of La Plata and Archuleta Counties. The program serves Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Pine River Irrigation District and others having problems with wildlife, including U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
How somebody can make such ludicrous statements as that ad is beyond belief. This TV clip is just an attempt to dishonor J. Paul’s good name. I strongly support J. Paul Brown as he has been responsible for providing a service to all residents of Archuleta and La Plata county. VOTE FOR J.PAUL BROWN
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