2020 CAUCUS & CONVENTIONS

Important Caucus & Convention Dates:

Colorado Republican Caucus:  Saturday, March 7th, 10am.

County Republican Convention (See important details below):  Saturday, March 21st, 9am.

3rd Congressional District Republican Convention:  Friday, April 17th, 3pm.

State Republican Convention:  Saturday, April 18th, 9am.

When is the 2020 Caucus?

The 2020 Republican Caucus in Colorado will be held on March 7th, at 10am.  There are not multiple times or dates.  All precincts in Colorado will meet at the same time, and on the same day.


What is a Caucus?

A Caucus is the process through which candidates for local, state, and federal offices are designated to the primary ballot for the primary election.  A Caucus is also the first step in the process of political party organization and leadership elections.


What about Colorado's Presidential Primary?

Misunderstanding about how Colorado's Caucus system worked led to the creation of a Presidential Primary in Colorado in the 2016 general election.  Unfortunately, this change has only made the process longer, more complicated, and costly.  The Presidential Primary, currently scheduled for March 3rd "Super Tuesday",  only involves the selection of Presidential candidates.  Candidates for ALL OTHER OFFICES, from the U.S. Senate down to County Coroner, will still be designated through the Caucus process to a different primary ballot for another primary election in June.  Therefore, if all other elected offices aside from the President are important to you, IT IS IMPERATIVE that you attend your precinct's Caucus on March 7th.


What happens during a Caucus?

Several items of business occur at a Caucus.  First, two people are elected to fill the position of "Precinct Committee Person", often known as a "PCP".  These two PCPs serve a term of two years, up to and through the next Caucus.  The PCPs are responsible for many things, including showing up to start their precinct's Caucus during the next election cycle.  PCPs are also the bulk of the members of their county's Republican Party Central Committee, which elects all county Party leaders, and is the main political governing body for the Republican Party in each county.
Next, delegates and alternates are elected to the County, Congressional, and State Assemblies (Non-presidential years) or Conventions (Presidential years).  The delegates who are elected at your Caucus will represent your precinct in the higher assemblies or conventions, and will choose there which Republian candidates to designate to the primary ballot for final nomination as candidates in the general election.
Caucus attendees can also vote on resolutions for eventual inclusion in the State Party's platform.  These resolutions are passed on to the County Assembly/Convention from the Caucus, combined with those that are similar there, and voted on again for approval and passage to the State Assembly/Convention, where they are again combined and voted on for inclusion in the final State Party platform for the next two years.
Candidates for local or statewide office will try to make it to as many precincts as possible during the Caucus to speak briefly, and answer questions.

The Caucus is the most basic form of Republican Representative government, and allows an easy avenue for all citizens to participate in choosing those who govern us, and to keep the processes and political parties accountable to the voters.

If you have further questions about the Caucus, or want to check on your eligibility to participate, you can read more on the Colorado Secretary of State website, or watch the State Republican Party online Caucus webinar:


Colorado Secretary of State Caucus Info

Colorado Republican Party Caucus Webinar
 - Remember; We Live In A Republic, Not A Democracy -

"Democracy... while it lasts, is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide."

- President John Adams

Mesa County Republican Convention

The Mesa County Republican Convention concluded on March 28th.  There are links below to the posted YouTube videos of the first and second parts of the Convention, which were live-streamed at the time they occurred.  The vote totals and results of the Convention are below, as well as resolution ballot results.  Thank you all for helping us make the 2020 County Convention a huge success, in spite of the many difficulties we all had to overcome!





County Commissioner District 1 Results:

Cody Davis - 231 votes [Advanced to the June 30th Primary Ballot]

Ray Scott - 107 votes [Advanced to the June 30th Primary Ballot]

Jacque Stafford - 9 votes [No advancement]


County Commissioner District 3 Results:

Janet Rowland - 200 votes [Advanced to the June 30th Primary Ballot]

James (JJ) Fletcher - 99 votes [No advancement]

Matthew (Matt) Diers - 48 votes [No advancement]


District Attorney 21st Judicial District Results:

Daniel (Dan) Rubinstein - Nominated by Acclimation [Advanced to the June 30th Primary Ballot]


54th State House District Results:

Matthew (Matt) Soper - Nominated by Acclimation [Advanced to the June 30th Primary Ballot]


55th State House District Results:

Janice Rich - Nominated by Acclimation [Advanced to the June 30th Primary Ballot]