November 8, 2022
U.S. House of Representatives Dist. 3
U.S. Congresswoman Lauren Boebert is serving her second term as the Representative for Colorado’s Third Congressional District. She serves on the Natural Resources and the Oversight and Accountability Committees, is co-chair of the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus, and after only a few months, was elected to the Board of Directors for the Freedom Caucus and serves as the Caucus’ Communications Chair. A 36-year-old citizen legislator from Rifle,Colorado, she never held public office prior to her 2020 victory and is the first woman, first mother, and youngest ever to represent the District. Congresswoman Boebert was the proud
founder and owner of Shooter's Grill, a Second Amendment and Western-themed restaurant in Rifle, Colorado where staff open-carried. Representative Boebert is the mother of four boys, ages
10-17. She now has one grandchild.
Colorado State Representative for HD58
Marc Catlin was born and raised on a row crop farm in Montrose, and is still actively involved with farming today. As a Montrose native, Marc is proud to advocate for the Western Slope’s values and culture. Marc’s work experience in water management, water rights development, and agri-business, gives Marc a unique perspective on Colorado rural issues. Marc is a strong voice for the producers of the western slope and believes this is a critical era for water, natural resources, and private property rights.
State Board of Education, 3rd CD
Stephen Varela is our current representative on the Colorado State Board of Education in the Third Congressional District. He is a veteran and has worked for the Department of Veterans' Affairs as a Labor Official. He has served on the boards of the East Side Child Care Center and Early Learning Ventures Advisory Council. He also sat on the Board of Chavez Huerta Preparatory Academy, a charter school serving the Pueblo community where his work resulted in securing a BEST grant to help update facilities and bring new opportunities to students. He also served on the Pueblo County Planning and Zoning Commission working to help revitalize the community. Mr. Varela and his wife currently reside in Pueblo and have four children ranging from ages 7-15. He is the only board member with children currently in the K-12 educational system.
Delta County Commissioner District 1
Unincorporated areas of Delta
Mike Lane is a Delta Colorado native, whose family history is steeped in farming and agriculture. The name “Lane” is synonymous with the Delta Sales Yard where Mike worked alongside his dad and uncle for many years. Mike enjoyed a lengthy career with Halliburton before retiring. Mike was elected to the Delta County Board of Commissioners in 2018; he served as the Board Chair in 2021. As a Delta County Commissioner, Mike is one of three individuals who comprise the governing board of Delta County. The Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) has administrative and policy-making authority. The Commissioners serve as the County Board of Equalization and the Delta County Board of Health Services. The BoCC has the authority to levy taxes, make appropriations, authorize bonds, appoint citizens to boards, authorize licenses, acquire and dispose of property and enter into cooperative agreements with other governmental agencies. The BoCC is also responsible for the County budget, construction and management of roads within the County road system and County owned and operated airports and landfills and takes final action on recommendations by the planning commission.
State Representative HD 54
Representative Matt Soper has always been devoted to the Western Slope. This is where he was born, raised, and picked Olathe sweet corn while attending Colorado Mesa University. He is currently serving his second term at the State Capitol where he represents our Western Slope culture and values.
Colorado State Senator for SD5
Perry Will is currently on the Business, Labor and Technology committee as well as the Health and Human Services committee in the Colorado General Assembly. Recent bills he has sponsored include the Colorado River Drought Task Force and the Colorado Wild Horse Project, which were both signed the governor.
Colorado State Senator for SD7
Janice Rich previously served Western Colorado as a State Representative for HD55. She was the Mesa County Treasurer as well as the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder in past years. Her experience in the private sector, in local government and in the Colorado General Assembly has prepared her to be a consistent, strong voice in the Colorado State Senator.
Delta County Commissioner District 3 North Fork area and unincorporated Crawford, Paonia, Hotchkiss
Wendell Koontz believes an all-of-the-above advocacy for Delta County is needed including agribusinesses, tourism, retail, services, and natural resources. He supports the 2nd Amendment and our local and county Law Enforcement professionals and continues to promote Back the Badge initiatives. Fiscally, he has always been a frugal budgeter and knows that taxpayer money should be spent wisely and judiciously.
Delta County Commissioner District 2
Surface Creek area and unincorporated areas of Cedaredge.
Don Suppes is currently serving a term until January 2025. He is a lifelong resident of Delta County and was previously Mayor of Orchard City. He owns and runs Suppes Cooling and Heating in Delta County and the surrounding areas.
District Attorney - Colorado's 7th Judicial District
Seth Ryan is currently the chief deputy district attorney in the District Attorney's Office. In his experience, successful convictions are not the result of a single person making one-sided decisions. They stem from the hard work and ideas of a diverse team—from law enforcement, health and human services, victim advocacy groups, and victims themselves.