New Candidate Running for Commissioner Position
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Former Mesa County congressman Scott McInnis formally announced his candidacy for county commissioner Saturday.
McInnis put together a campaign rally in front of the Pufferbelly Station restaurant to make the announcement.
The candidate says the most important issue he wants to tackle if elected is Mesa County’s troubled economy and job numbers.
He says he's an experienced politician, and has already served locals for 12 years in the US House of Representatives.
The current county commissioner Steve Aquafresca has reached his term limit and will not be able to run again.
There is one other republican running for the commissioner seat, but there is no announced democratic opposition.
The commissioner election is not until November 2014.