More Republicans Ask Wright to Step Aside
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Troubles continue for Jared Wright, a Republican running for House District 54. The Western Slope Conservative Alliance is sending out a message asking citizens to reject Wright due to his recent troubles broadcast by the media.
The Republican group has sent out a robocall message to more than 6,000 District 54 households.
The 55-second message asks Wright to step aside and allow the party to appoint someone with experience and integrity.
The message, read by Greg Bailey, the group's presidents, says, "As conservatives, we deserve better representation. Please call Jared today ... and tell him it's not time to run for public office. It's time for him to take care of his family and get his personal life in order."
Wright has been under scrutiny following accusations about his truthfulness as a Fruita police officer. There have been questions in regard to a tardiness issue and his personal bankruptcy has become public information, prompting questions about his financial leadership.
Bailey told NewsChannel 5 that all of the controversy is just too much for the Republican party. "If you take one of these things, then it would be one thing, but then you start piling them on and he hasn't handled it well. From the beginning, he hasn't been honest with people," said Bailey.
During a public meeting on Tuesday, Jared Wright confirmed to NewsChannel 5 that he is determined to stay in the race, saying that he is not a quitter.