The Mayor of Grand Junction takes the first steps in his venture to become a county commissioner.
Saturday morning, Jim Doody received the first signatures to get on the August primary ballot during a petition drive he held in Grand Junction.
Doody is battling incumbent Craig Meis for the Republican nomination for the county commissioner spot.
In order to get on the ballot, he must collect 2,700 signatures between now and May 29.
No candidate in Mesa County has ever successfully petitioned their way onto the ballot. Doody says he is confident he will change that trend, and win the support of the people.
"The public service piece is exemplified by my previous service as mayor and as a council member," said Doody. "I'm the people's candidate."
The Colorado primary election will take place August 12.