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Angie Paccione Keynotes JFK Dinner in Southeastern Colorado - 6/1/2006


For Immediate Release
May 31, 2006
Contact: Gary Chandler (970) 308-0986




LA JUNTA—Colorado House District 53 State Rep. Angie Paccione, candidate for Colorado’s Fourth Congressional District, will be the keynote speaker at the tri-county Southeastern Colorado JFK Dinner at Otero Junior College on Saturday, June 3. See details below.

Paccione will greet attendees from Otero, Crowley, and Bent counties and update them on her race for Congress.

“I always enjoy visiting with the folks in southeastern Colorado and hearing what they have to say,” Paccione said. “It’s time somebody actually listened. Marilyn Musgrave has turned a deaf ear to their pleas. I’ll not only listen to them, I’ll vote in their best interests.”

Diane Rikhof, chair of the Otero County Democratic Party, said, “Southeastern Colorado is pleased to see our next representative showing concern for the issues of our communities.”

Part of Paccione’s plan to strengthen farming and ranching communities is a genuine commitment to renewable energy, including ethanol and wind energy.

“We don’t need any more empty promises from Marilyn Musgrave. We can do more to become energy independent here in Colorado and in the rest of the United States, all while giving a much-needed boost to our farmers and ranchers,” Paccione said.

She also will support policies and projects to help farmers get the water they need to grow abundant crops and have long-term success.

“As water becomes more and more scarce, we need commonsense measures that will help us conserve the lifeblood of our farmers,” Paccione said.

Also attending the dinner will be Rep. Wes McKinley, a rancher and a Democrat who represents House District 64, which comprises much of the southeastern part of the state.

“Wes McKinley has done a terrific job representing the people on the Eastern Plains without regard to party politics,” Paccione said. “In Congress, I’ll value his input and the input of all Colorado farmers and ranchers, no matter what their political affiliation. That’s what real leadership is about.”

Southeastern Colorado JFK Dinner
Saturday, June 3
Otero Junior College Student Center
1802 Colorado Avenue
La Junta, Colorado
Pre-dinner reception at 6 p.m.
Dinner at 7 p.m.



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