Delta County's two state representatives were given a sendoff by local Republicans Saturday, May 5, at the party's Lincoln Day dinner.
Ray Scott of Grand Junction and Don Coram of Montrose have both been assigned to legislative districts that no longer include parts of Delta County, the result of state redistricting following the 2010 Census.
The gathering of area Republicans at the Elks Lodge was a time for socializing and reaffirming the party's principles ahead of the primary election season.
Candidates for office were given the chance for short speeches. Republican opponents in the commissioner district #3 primary, Mark Roeber and Roger Bentley, highlighted their positions. Bentley emphasized the protection of private property rights as the center point of his campaign effort. Roeber said he emphasizes retaining local business, continuing the productive use of public lands, and the importance of water issues.
In state Legislative District 61, which includes most of Delta County east of Delta, Debra Irvine of Summit County faces David Justice of Gunnison County in the Republican primary.
In Legislative District 54, which includes the City of Delta, Jared Wright of Fruita is running without opposition in the Republican primary.
Bruce Hovde, county commission district #2 incumbent, is also running without primary opposition.blog comments powered by Disqus