Robinson confirms Legislative campaign to KKCO 11 News

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

GRAND JUNCTION, CO (KKCO) ---- Dan Robinson confirmed to KKCO 11 News Monday morning he will run for State House in District 55, the seat currently held by Republican Ray Scott.

Robinson, a Democrat, currently serves as a Colorado Mesa University Trustee and was a two term District 51 board member.

Robinson will be joined by family, friends, and community leaders at 12:00 noon near the fountain at Main and N. 6th streets on Monday, March 5th to make an official announcement.

Here's some background on Dan Robinson from a Campaign News Release:

"Dan has been a recognized member of the community in Mesa County for 35 years. He has received numerous community awards for his contributions to the community. He is currently a Trustee of Colorado Mesa University.

Dan was elected to the District #51 School Board for two terms, and has received appointments from four Colorado Governors to state boards and commissions. He served as the Director, Grand Mesa Youth Services Center, Colorado Division of Youth Corrections from 1989 to 2008, and as Deputy District Attorney in Grand Junction from 1985 to 1989. He was a founder and five year director of Mesa County Partners."

Watch KKCO 11 News at 5:30 for an interview with Mr. Robinson about his decision to run for elected office.


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  • by Kevin Location: Clifton on Mar 6, 2012 at 04:54 PM
    Hey all of you genius posters out there who know nothing about Ray Scott. Do you realize he is the only Rep from this side who has been fighting for the jobs on the Western Slope. His reward has been to be called on the carpet by the Governor 4 times in the last year. Still, Ray continues to fight for jobs over here. Watch where Dan Robinson's money comes from . Last time, when he ran against Craig Meis, 75% of his money came from the Democrat Party and Denver. Mesa County, your choice is simple. If you want the Governor and the 6 People from the reapportionment committee deciding who your Rep is vote for Robinson, the toady of Obama and Hickenlooper.
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      by Annieonymouse on Mar 6, 2012 at 05:21 PM in reply to Kevin
      Thank you Ray Scott "Rep. Ray Scott’s (R-Grand Junction) Ratepayer Bill of Rights, dubbed “RayBOR” by Rep Robert Ramirez (R-Westminster), was amended by the committee and became a bill allowing the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) the discretion to roll back Colorado’s 30 percent renewable energy mandate if the PUC determines that the cost would be detrimental to ratepayers." http://energy.i2i.org/2012/02/16/roll-back-colorados-renewable-energy-mandate/
  • by Anonymous on Mar 6, 2012 at 06:56 AM
    Well if he is a “social liberal”, he supports MAMBLA and supports the Pedophiles in our society. He would be a deviant in charge of the DS51 schools? I don’t think so.
  • by Boogerball on Mar 5, 2012 at 08:00 PM
    Who's this guy kidding? His snout has been in the taxpayers trough his whole career! And this is what he's holding up as a good thing? That alone tells you how he views his world. Thanks but NO THANKS!
  • by Aurelia's on Mar 5, 2012 at 07:21 PM
    Anybody would be more capable than Scott hahahaha.
  • by Melissa on Mar 5, 2012 at 07:14 PM
    go Dan go!
  • by Tellitlikeitis Location: Fruitvale on Mar 5, 2012 at 07:10 PM
    Ray Scott has been a dud either way.
  • by Tuckman8 on Mar 5, 2012 at 05:21 PM
    Randy, I lost it at buddies. HA! Its good to see some competition, always healthy.
  • by Randy Cogen Location: GJ on Mar 5, 2012 at 05:18 PM
    I've known Dan for years and years as someone who can get things done, and work with a big coalition to do it. @Anonymous you got the wrong man -- this ain't no tax and spend liberal. This is a guy who cares about this community, and doesn't pull partisan punches. @Anonymous x2, its buddies.
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      by TLC on Mar 5, 2012 at 06:01 PM in reply to Randy Cogen
      Sorry Randy. Anonymous has it correct.The only thing a democrat is good at is taxing, spending, and destroying this once great Republic.
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        by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2012 at 07:07 PM in reply to TLC
        Partisan bull and mudslinging is what threatens this still great republic, and you are part of the problem buddy
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          by TLC on Mar 5, 2012 at 07:19 PM in reply to
          Hey it was not my party that bailed out solar company's that still went out. Not my party that watched the unemployment rate go from 4.5 to 9 percent. Not my party that shut down oil and gas exploration so a stupid tree would grow.Nov. is coming and your ilk will be out of power and real Americans will take over.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 6, 2012 at 06:49 AM in reply to Randy Cogen
      Classic. Criticizing someone for misspelling "buddies" in a post containing the word "ain't."
  • by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2012 at 04:59 PM
    Hooray. Some job you have done the SD51 board. You sure messed that up really good but then I guess you want to join your buddy's that steal from real Americans.Your nothing but a TAX and SPEND LIBERAL
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      by Anonymous on Mar 6, 2012 at 06:43 AM in reply to
      He is part of the SD51 debacle? Thanks I will make sure all know how incompetent this A-hole is.
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