Republican State Senator Ray Scott got only 107 out of 349 total delegate votes cast for County Commissioner in yesterday’s Mesa County Republican Assembly. Scott, who is running for the District 1 commissioner seat, is seeking to abandon his state senate seat halfway through his term and seize the job of County Commissioner instead, which would pay him three times as much ($30k vs. $90k/ year).
Scott got crushed at the assembly by Cody Davis, former chair of the Grand Valley Drainage District, who won 231 votes. Even with that miserable result, though, Scott will still be able to appear on the primary ballot in June.
Scott, a climate change denier known for fighting renewable energy and wanting to take the state back to the last century, called Davis “an inexperienced candidate,” even though Scott remains a stalwart supporter of President Trump, the first person elected to the U.S. presidency with zero prior experience in government and whose ignorance, inexperience, bogus claims about potential cures for COVID-19 and inability to grasp the gravity of the Corona virus pandemic has cost American lives and cost the country precious time in containing it.
To get an idea of the long, crazy, embarrassing, incompetent history of the Mesa County Republicans, for fun enter the following search terms in Google, one by one, and see what pops up:
“Janet Rowland” bestiality [Mesa County Commissioner]
“Janet Rowland” plagiarism
“Craig Meis” ticket fix [Mesa County Commissioner]
“Jared Wright” loaded handgun [State Representative]
“Jared Wright” fired
“Laura Bradford” drunk driving [State Representative]
“Rose Pugliese” global warming [Mesa County Commissioner]
“Steve King” embezzlement fraud [State Senator]
“Rick Brainard” assault arrest [City Councilman]
“Duncan McArthur” drunk driving (G.J. City Councilman)
Scott McInnis plagiarism (County Commissioner, Former Congressman)
Reford Theobold Ten Commandments shoplifting [former Mayor of Grand Junction]
“Ray Scott” double dip
…and that’s just some of the problem.
The GOP’s decades-long, sordid track record of incompetence in Mesa County looks set to continue unless voters start voting for people other than the usual Republican “retreads” for office, like Janet Rowland and Ray Scott.