Otero County Republicans enjoyed a Lincoln Day Dinner at Otero Junior College Student Center on Saturday night.

Otero County Republicans enjoyed a Lincoln Day Dinner at Otero Junior College Student Center on Saturday night, barbecued chicken or brisket, buffet style. Judy Reyher, who served as county chair for a number of years, was presented with a crystal plaque of appreciation by Otero County Republican Chairman Devin Camacho. The dinner was well attended and featured a speech by Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman.

Coffman touched on a variety of topics, including a problem with drug overdoses statewide, but especially in Otero County. The Attorney General’s office is concerned about the problem statewide. She talked about how most unaffiliated voters tend to identify with issues that are important to Republicans and how important it is to communicate clearly with them. Her personal reactions to President Obama and President Trump were that Trump was more likely to actually listen when people are talking to him. Trump invited the Attorneys General from all the states, who were in Washington, DC., at a Conference, to meet with him at the White House.

At several points during the evening, donated items were auctioned off to raise money for the local party. These items included baked goods, artwork, fire arms and a week in a Cozumel time share.