The Montezuma County Democrats will host Karl Hanlon, a candidate for the 3rd Congressional District, at their recently opened office on Saturday, March 3, at 6 p.m.
Hanlon, a water and municipal lawyer from Carbondale, is chief legal counsel for the city of Glenwood Springs. He is running to be the Democratic nominee to challenge U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, in the 2018 congressional race.
Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District is predominately rural and includes 29 counties over 54,000 square miles.
Candidates for Cortez City Council and the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners also plan to attend, just three days before the March 6 caucuses.
“We will continue to strengthen our presence and engage in conversation with residents about the processes of our democracy,” a news release submitted by Henk Huetenk said.
Colorado uses caucuses to choose candidates for the 2018 primary ballot. The Montezuma County caucus starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Democrats’ goalsAccording to the news release, the local organization’s goals are:
Inform the community about the Democratic Platform and local initiatives supported by the Montezuma County Democratic Party.Support local progressive candidates running for elected offices by providing them with campaign headquarters and a place for conversation with voters. Provide a home base for voter registration.Encourage and remind residents of Montezuma County that there is a Democratic alternative.More informationCalled The People’s Place, the Montezuma County Democrats’ office is meant for party organization, community groups, candidate receptions and meetings. It is at 215 E. Main St. in Cortez. A public open house will be announced after the March 6 caucus.
For more information, visit www.montezumadems or contact the Montezuma County Democrats at firstname.lastname@example.org.