Jack cares for the community

To the editor,

With the 2020 election upon us, I wanted to write about one of our candidates for county commissioner, Jack Turner. Growing up in Durango, I have been able to experience Jacks’ kindness first hand. When I was young, my family started the Durango BMX track in town, but unfortunately their health declined pretty quickly after. My dad is now in a nursing home and can’t do as much as he used to, but Jack saw this as an opportunity to change someone’s life by spearheading a campaign to make June 21st “Danny & Sandy Myers BMX Day in Durango.” He ended up pulling together an event to show appreciation for them and even got an official proclamation from the mayor.

I can’t begin to tell you how thankful I am to Jack for doing this for my parents, but I also can’t tell you how long it’s been since I’ve seen my parents’ eyes light up like that. He brought so much joy into our lives and gave us a memory that we will never forget. Jack received nothing for this and no one told him to do it. He did it out of the kindness of his heart, because he felt it was the right thing to do. This is why he would make a great county commissioner. We want someone who looks out for our community, not because it is their job, but because they actually care for the people in it. Jack is that person.

– Dakota Myers, Durango