Republican State Chairperson candidates host forum in Colorado Springs


Members of the Republican party in southern Colorado met at Library 21C Sunday to discuss a strategic plan for the party in the upcoming election. 

At the event, candidates for Republican Party Chair voiced their opinions on what the party needs to win.

“We have to have a stronger ground game,” candidate Sherrie Gibson said. “Part of what I really want to work on is expanding opportunities for our candidates to be interactive with the unaffiliateds and the independent voters that we need. We talked earlier about suburban women and minorities and millennials, what that looks like and how we bring those people to us. And I think we have to present a more innovative vision for the Republican party.”

“I think it’s really important that we raise the money and make sure that we have a message that energizes the ground game in Colorado,” candidate Ken Buck said. “I think if we do that, we will be a lot more successful.”

“There are a lot of issues in Colorado that are upsetting the public,” candidate Susan Beckman said. “The legislation that is being pushed through at the state capitol–gun confiscation, Planned Parenthood, sex education, kids not reading. There is a lot of things that are really stirring the pot at the Capitol, and I think will actually lead to Republican victories in 2020.” 

Beckman, Buck, and Gibson are all candidates for chair. Kristi Burton Brown and Joe Webb are candidates for vice-chair. Devin Camacho, Missy Ward, and Nicholas Morse are candidates for secretary. 

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