Election season is in full swing, and the Otero County Republicans are looking forward to the communities’ involvement in upcoming events.

On May 19 at 5:30 p.m. will be the party's annual Lincoln Day Dinner. It will take place at Otero Junior College’s Student Center Banquet Room. Tickets are $35 each or $65 for two.  The dinner will be headlined by this year’s speaker, District Attorney and Colorado Attorney General Candidate, George Brauchler.

The dinner will be followed by a Second Amendment friendly auction. If you would like to attend please contact Devin Camacho at (719) 469-7924 or at dc.oterogop@gmail.com.

"George Brauchler is the conservative grassroots candidate for Attorney General in Colorado. He is a middle class kid from Lakewood, whose strong desire to serve his community, his state, and his country started early. Like his wife and young children, he is the product of public education. To help pay for college, he earned a U.S. Army ROTC scholarship and took it to the University of Colorado-Boulder, where he received a degree in Economics and Political Science. He then earned a law degree from CU.

"George is the elected District Attorney representing the 18th Judicial District, which includes one million Coloradans in Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, and Lincoln counties. It is a jurisdiction larger than the state of Connecticut and 45% more populous than Denver. Since taking office in 2013, George has created one of the most transparent and fiscally responsible public offices in the state.

"As a member of the U.S. Army Reserve, George has been mobilized to active duty twice since 9/11 and most recently served as the Chief if Military Justice for Fort Carson, and ultimately, for the U.S. Division-North, 4th Infantry Division in Tikrit, Iraq. Currently, he is a Colonel in the Colorado Army National Guard serving as a legal advisor for NORAD/NORTHCOM.

"As Attorney General, George will put Colorado first, represent the entire state - not just Denver - keep our communities safe, defend Colorado’s constitution and laws, and fight to keep our economy competitive and fair. 

"George and his wife Marcia reside in Parker. Marcia has been an entrepreneur and successful local business owner for more than 17 years. Like other parents, their proudest achievements are their four ever-active children."

The Otero County Republicans have also planned a primary debate for the offices of County Commissioner and County Clerk and Recorder. The debate will take place at OJC in McBride 137. The date and time of the event is June 5 at 6:30 pm. 

Questions will be taken from the audience. The candidates for the office of County Commissioner District 2 are Michelle Gardner and John Hostetler; candidates for the office of County Clerk and Recorder are Rhonda Jaramillo and Lynda Scott. The candidates look forward to meeting the community and answering their questions.

The Otero County Republican Party welcomes the engagement and participation of all residents of the county to these events.