Candidates for Mesa County Commissioner introduced themselves to the community Friday afternoon.
The Redlands Rotary Club hosted the first in a series of debates for both the state and county levels.
Candidates running for Mesa County Commissioner gathered at the Redlands Mesa Golf Course to discuss the issues that the county's facing.
All candidates agree that one of the most important issues is getting people back to work. While jobs are a major priority, the candidates all have something unique to bring to the table that they feel sets them apart from the competition.
“I'm informed; I was a county commissioner from 1989 to 1993. I know what it takes to be a county commissioner. I can go to work on day one rather than go through a whole years worth of everything being new” said John Leane.
“We have to really be aware of the limitations of the water that we have, this year especially, and we're going to see it next year. So, making sure we stand up at our county level for our rights to have water” said Jana Bingham Gerow.
“To run and reduce bureaucratic hurdles, be business friendly, and in the planning department perhaps I helped streamline the process to make it much better as a planning commission member” Said John Justman.
The Redlands Rotary Club will be hosting other local debates over the next several weeks. Continue to follow KJCT News 8 for all of the developments in the upcoming race.