STATE BILL COLORADO
Political veteran Jared Wright is the second Republican to file paperwork to challenge incumbent Republican Laura Bradford in House District 54.
Wright recently filed to create a candidate committee called the “Committee to Elect Jared Wright.” John “Rusty” Price also entered the race against Bradford.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Wright is a Fruita police officer. He also was a deputy campaign manager at Scott Tipton for Cognress, government affairs liaison at the House and Building Association of Northwest Colorado and staff assistant for former State Rep. Josh Penry. Additionally, he was student body at Mesa State College.
A call placed to Wright was not immediately returned.
Bradford was a GOP darling after she bested House Speaker heir apparent Bernie Buescher to win office. But she ran into problems earlier this year when she was suspected of, though not charged with drunken driving. An ensuing ethics investigation prompted Bradford to intimate she would leave the Republican Party, but she did not.