Linda Sorenson of Delta was elected chairman of the Delta County Republican Party at a reorganization meeting held Feb. 5 at Orchard City.
Sorenson, who is in partnership with her husband and others at Delta Timber, will be joined by two other new members to the local central committee. They are Ray Sanford, a retired postal worker, serving as vice chair; and Sue Whittlesey, who ranches with her husband on Redlands Mesa, secretary-treasurer.
The three outgoing central committee officers all served three, two-year terms. They are Don Suppes, chairman; Lon Kugler, vice chair; and Susan Keiser, secretary-treasurer.
Suppes has announced that he intends to form an exploratory committee and look into the possibility of running for the State Senate District 5 seat being vacated by term-limited Gail Schwartz of Snowmass.
In remarks to county Republicans at the meeting, Suppes was critical of federal spending, saying that at current rates, debt service, Medicaid, Obamacare and Social Security will consume the entire federal budget in coming years.
The county’s Republicans were awarded two additional seats on the Colorado Republican Central Committee by virtue of Mitt Romney taking 10,000 votes in the November general election here. Named to fill those two seats on the state committee were Suppes and Lon Kugler.blog comments powered by Disqus