As the front runner fight continues for your vote to lead the free world, another fight continues for your vote to lead the county, and he’s the underdog. Bob Prescott is the Write-in Republican candidate running for Mesa County Commissioner District 3. He says, “The primary was a good example of the things that can happen.” He says he saw both Lauren Boebert, and Cody Davis take the primary victory from long time politicians, incumbent U.S. Representative for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, Scott Tipton, and incumbent member of the Colorado House of Representatives from District 55, Ray Scott.
The revolving doors at the Old Mesa County Courthouse have been closed due to Covid, and the write-in Republican candidate running for Mesa County Commissioner District 3 wants the revolving door for career politicians to be closed forever. Prescott says, “We need some new ideas, some new fresh blood in there, and I’m here to make that happen.”
Prescott says he’s not a career politician, but his business, and his goal is safety. “My number one business in the community right now, is security. Armed and unarmed security,” said Prescott. One of his first goals as commissioner is building upon public safety, and the first place he’s going to start is right down the street at the Grand Junction Police Department. Bob says, “I’ve been running for commissioner for about two years now, and during that time the police department was down 22 officers, or more, and the same thing with the Sheriff’s department. They were down officers.”
Maybe, the Opioid Settlement can help spearheaded by the current commissioner with the goal to keep the streets safe. District 3 Commissioner Rose Pugliese says, “I’m working on a task force for the Western Slope to determine how those funds will be allocated for mental health, and resources in our community, as well as public safety needs.”
Another goal for this wild card, Bob Prescott, is bringing the live-able wage back to the valley, the very reason why he says his daughter left town. “If you don’t have two or three jobs in Mesa County as a normal person, you’re not gonna make ends meet,” said Prescott.
Bob’s just getting started, but Pugliese isn’t done. Her Child Care 8,000 Initiative is her baby, and this project will continue when her term doesn’t. “It will help get more child care slots for children in our community which will help strengthen communities as parents are going back to work,” said Commissioner Pugliese.