Presentation of the U.S. flag by a JROTC color guard from Delta High School and the singing of "God Bless America" by DHS junior Shanaya Deuschle set the tone for the Delta County Republican Assembly. Delegates convened at the Delta Center for Performing Arts Saturday morning.
Two Republicans have declared their candidacy for District 1 county commissioner and both received enough support to advance to the primary election in June. With 52 percent of the votes, Teresa Nelson will be listed first on the ballot. Mike Lane received 48 percent of the delegate votes.
County chairman Roger Bentley said the assembly went very smoothly with excellent participation from candidates as well as new and existing precinct committee persons.
"I would say everybody came out of the assembly a winner," Bentley said.
That afternoon, Republicans from Mesa and Delta counties met at the Delta Performing Arts Center to designate candidates for the office of state representative for Colorado House District 54. Delta County resident Matt Soper is currently unopposed in the GOP primary.
Also at the GOP State House 54 Assembly, Rep. Yeulin Willett was recognized for his service to western Colorado.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.