King drops from sheriff’s race
State Sen. Steve King has announced that he is dropping out of the race for Mesa County sheriff, the Grand Junction Republican said today.
In a letter to the Mesa County Republican Party, King called himself a “flawed human being” who has made mistakes.
“As a flawed human being, I’ve made my share of mistakes and believe there is no better test of a man’s integrity then his behavior when he is wrong,” King said in the letter. “I wish to apologize to my family, friends, community and those who have put their faith in me.”
King is under investigation for possible altering of his timecard at the sheriff’s office and conflicts in reimbursement expenses with the Colorado General Assembly and a campaign account he controls.
King was first elected to the Colorado House in 2006, serving four years there. He was elected to the Senate in 2010 and severed one term there. It’s too late for him to run for a second term. Rep. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction, is vying for that seat.
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