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"Keep Fighting for Colorado" is the message at Otero County's Lincoln Day Dinner

(La Junta, CO) -- Colorado State Representative Ty Winter stood to tell a crowded room that he's still fighting for Colorado at Saturday Night's Lincoln Day dinner. He urged everyone to get involved with learning about what is happening politically in the county, state and country. Winter promised to continue to fight for rural Colorado and put the miles on his vehicle to visit constituents to hear concerns.





Winter represents Otero County in District 47 in Denver and is now the assistant minority leader. Winter said that means he can get the ear of the governor and can directly communicate with him. State Senator Rod Pelton also took the microphone to address the crowd. Local elected officials from Otero County attending the event included Otero County Assessor Ken Hood, Clerk and Recorder Lyn Scott, County Commissioners Jim Baldwin, Rob Oqquist and Tim Knabenshue, County Treasurer Sharon Jones, District Attorney Will Culver, Otero County Sheriff Shawn Mobley and Undersheriff Matt Wallace.


The fundraiser for the Otero County Republican Party featured a dinner, an auction, a keynote speaker, and a dance.


Author and attorney Dave Kopel, of the Independence Institute was the keynote speaker. Dave's published works include topics of constitutional law, criminal justice, firearms policy, international affairs, and politics. His work has been in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times.


Pryor Guns of La Junta sponsored the 2A auction. The Kyle Alan Band provided the live music for dancing following the dinner, speaker, and auction.


The Lincoln Day dinner is a night honoring the tradition of celebrating Abraham Lincoln and the principles that define the Republican Party.


The committee is comprised of Chair, Stephanie Garbo, Vice-Chair Trish Leone, Secretary Sharon Ghilarducci and Treasurer Michelle Gardner.




State Representative Ty Winter and State Senator Rod Pelton




Otero County Commissioner Tim Knabenshue

District Attorney Will Culver (The 16th Judicial District is comprised of Bent, Crowley and Otero Counties)

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