Matthew A. Webber
In this East County race, Republican Russ Lyman of Longmont says he’s never been elected to public office (which can be a good thing). He supports a government that only does what is absolutely necessary, believes in absolute individual property rights, questions whether crimes with no victims should, in fact, be crimes, and espouses the ability to abuse one’s own body as long as it does not infringe upon another person’s rights. Democrat Mike Foote, a deputy district attorney for Boulder County, says he believes our community is strongest “when everyone has an opportunity to succeed if they work hard and play by the rules.” He says he wants the state Legislature to help improve the economy, education, health care and the environment, and that representatives should be “willing to work with everyone to solve problems.” Libertarian Matthew Webber says he believes government should keep its hands out of who can get married and should tax and regulate marijuana. He also supports a woman’s right to choose and, believe it or not, favors legalizing prostitution. As tempted as we are to vote for Webber, we have to give the endorsement to Foote on this one.