Lifelong Delta County resident and Orchard City Mayor Don Suppes formally announced his candidacy for Colorado State Senate District 5 at the Delta County Republican Lincoln Day dinner Saturday, April 27.
Suppes attended the dinner with his wife Beth and his 3-year-old twin boys stating that they were the reason he was seeking this seat.
"I want my kids to have the same opportunities in Colorado that I have had and if things don't change that will never happen," Suppes said.
Suppes also stated that he had seen firsthand the chaos at the state capitol this legislative session and that the Democrats are destroying Colorado with their liberal socialist agenda.
Colorado's Senate District 5 consists of seven counties — Delta, Chaffee, Eagle, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Lake and Pitkin.
Suppes told attendees at the Lincoln Day event that the District 5 seat can and should be held by a Republican, and that it is a winnable seat considering the district numbers from the last midterm election. In that election, both the Republican state treasurer and secretary of state won by four percent.
Suppes served as Delta County Republican Party chairman from 2007 to 2013.
Suppes is serving his second term as mayor of Orchard City, a term that will end in 2016. The District 5 State Senate election will be decided in November 2014.blog comments powered by Disqus