First Challenger for House District 54 Announces Candidacy
KREX News Room
PALISADE, Colo.- It may be more than a year away, but a local Palisade business owner is the first challenger in the 2014 Election for House District 54.
JJ Fletcher, owner of Jay-Max Sales in Palisade, will run against current Colorado State Representative Jared Wright for House District 54.
Fletcher says he's running because he believes there has been a downturn in the local economy, and wants to provide proper leadership to fix it.
“Go over to Denver and build relationships with the legislatures on the other side of the hill,” said JJ Fletcher.”That’s what I do best. My talents and my gifts are building relationships with other people.”
Fletcher plans to focus on increasing jobs in the oil and gas sector, as well as the mining industry.
He also wants to help the agriculture sector and small businesses build better budgets.
So far, no other challengers for this seat have come forward.