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District 3 candidates on issues

Land use, energy, business park key issues for Baxstrom, Westendorff
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Baxstrom
Getting Personal: Julie Westendorff

What book are you reading now? The La Plata County Land Use Code

What is your favorite movie? “My Cousin Vinny.”

What is your biggest fear? That my husband or I will get sick and won’t be able to pay our medical bills, and that it will bankrupt us.

If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be, and why? Thomas Jefferson, so I could ask him, “What did you guys have in mind with this whole deal (of forming the federal government)?”

What hobby or skill do you wish you could master? Playing the guitar well.

What experience or period in your life most defined who you are? Spending time with my grandmother in rural Ohio. My grandmother helped me appreciate the value of rural living – the smell of grass, the lightning bugs, the sound of crickets and what you can grow. Talking to her, I have a perspective that goes back 100 years instead of just my lifetime. She taught me the value of sustainability. She was widowed when my mother was a teenager and the garden was a really important part of their food supply. I think the values that she had and that I learned from her as far as compassion, and that people can work hard and still struggle, and people need a fair shake and sometimes government can help people to get on their feet so they can succeed, line up more with the Democratic Party.

Getting Personal: Harry Baxstrom

What book are you reading now? I just finished Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich.

What is your favorite movie? “The Cowboys” starring John Wayne.

What is your biggest fear? That my grandkids won’t be able to enjoy the country, this country – the out of doors and the camping and the fishing – and that it won’t be the same for them as it is for me.

What hobby or skill do you wish you could master? Riding cutting horses.

If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and why? Ted Turner because he has been so successful at so many varied things.

What experience or period in your life most defined who you are? The time when I was middle school and high school. My brother and sisters and I lived with our grandparents who were very poor, and they did an absolutely excellent job of raising us children. But it was a period in my life where it allowed me to really learn what not just wanting something, but needing something was all about. You can want a new car. If you need food, that’s different. It allowed me to appreciate the fact that people do, including myself at that period of my life, we did need things. We didn’t want things, we needed them.

District 3 candidates on issues

Westendorff
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