17-year deputy chosen as GOP nominee
The deputy in charge of complex crimes for the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office was chosen as the Republican nominee for sheriff today.
Matt Lewis, 39 and a 17-year veteran of the department, was elected by the party’s vacancy committee to fill in for state Sen. Steve King, who withdrew from the race last week.
The 13-member committee voted for Lewis after hearing from him and two other candidates, Robert Dalley and Mark McGarry. Lewis garnered nine votes, Dalley three and McGarry, one.
Lewis told Republicans he would rejoin a lawsuit filed by several Colorado sheriffs against Gov. John Hickenlooper seeking to invalidate new gun laws.
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