The county's Republican voters will have a contested race for District #3 county commissioner on their June primary election ballots.
The 235 voting delegates at the county assembly on March 24 gave top ballot designation to Paonia area rancher Mark Roeber.
Taking the second position on the primary ballot will be Dr. Roger Bentley, a chiropractor and farmer in the Peach Valley area.
Roeber received 102 delegate votes; Bentley received 76. Bob Stechert received 54 votes. Seventy-one votes were required to earn a place on the primary ballot. Three ballots were spoiled.
In commissioner district #2, the delegates chose incumbent Bruce Hovde seeking a second term to run unopposed.
The clerk and recorder's office is conducting the primary election this year by a mailed ballot. Election day is designated as June 26. But, according to the Colorado Secretary of State's office, in most instances June 4 is the "first day mail and mail-in ballots may be sent to voters."
During their biennial party assembly at the Delta Performing Arts Center, the delegates also chose their representatives to upper level assemblies.
There were also short addresses delivered by other Republican candidates: Debra Irvine and of Summit County and David Justice of Gunnison County running for House District 61; Jared Wright of Fruita and Rusty Price of Palisade running for House District 54; and Glen Gallegos of Grand Junction running for CU regent.blog comments powered by Disqus