Grand Junction voters decided today on who its next city council will be, as well as several ballot initiatives.
Mark McCallister, candidate for Grand Junction City Council, and former Republican state Senate candidate Rupert Parchment, have shared a meme criticizing single mothers for using their children as “pawns” against fathers who don’t pay child support.
Former Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese is “no longer doing any endorsements” for “personal reasons” after being made aware of Grand Junction City Council candidate Mark McCallister’s history of racism on social media.
Former Mesa County GOP Second Vice-Chair Mark McCallister has submitted signatures to be a candidate in the April 6 Grand Junction City Council race.
The chair of the Mesa County, Colorado, Republican Party says he’s going to “tighten the posting policies” on the organization’s official Facebook page after an item appeared on the site Monday, and was subsequently removed, speculating that George Floyd’s death was staged.
Mark McCallister, a former second vice chair of the Mesa County Republican Party, posted a meme on Facebook recently depicting Trump placing a noose around the neck of Obama.
In light of Colorado Times Recorder’s recent reporting on false, sexist and racist social media posts by Mesa County GOP Vice Chair Mark McCallister, an article from Sam Brasch of Colorado Public Radio’s Colorado Matters last Friday provides new context to the succession of Republican leadership in Mesa since the 2016 Presidential election, and may indicate a trend toward extremist and hardline positions among the executive officers.