Delta County treasurer Lisa Tafoya said she is planning to make an official announcement of her bid for re-election at the Delta County Republican Party Central Committee meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 5.
The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Surface Creek Baptist Church located at the intersection of 2200 Road and Highway 92 at Austin.
Tafoya began working in the county treasurer's office in 2007. She was appointed to the county treasurer's position in 2013 and then won election to the post the following year. She has served as the county treasurer since Sept. 2013.
Tafoya has earned certification from Colorado Mesa University as a Colorado treasurer and as a Colorado public trustee.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.