Heidi Hess was at the state Capitol for lobby day February 13 when she was approached in a parking area by none other than former Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, who tried to con Hess out of her parking pass.
Not just any guest
Making the encounter even more ironic was the fact that Hess had been Mesa County’s registered elector who served as the plaintiff in Secretary of State (SOS) Jena Griswold’s 2021 lawsuit to block Peters from administering elections in 2021. That August, 2021 lawsuit asked the Court to remove Peters as the County’s Designated Election Official and install Wayne Williams and Sheila Reiner in that capacity instead.
The Court granted Griswold’s request.
So Peters had previously faced Hess in Court when she had testified against Peters in that case in 2021. Peters lost, and never again ran an election.
But Peters didn’t recognize Hess. Instead, Peters told Hess she “would be supporting America” if she would just let her use her parking pass so she could park in an area she wasn’t otherwise allowed to use. Hess and her companions got a good chuckle out of the situation and left.
Peters told them she was at the Capitol to lobby on a wireless bill.