Greg Kemp, a longtime advocate of land-use planning, has successfully petitioned onto the Nov. 6 general-election ballot as an unaffiliated candidate for Montezuma County commissioner in District 3, the Mancos area.
Kemp will face another unaffiliated candidate, Larry Don Suckla, along with the winner of the June 26 Republican primary. No Democratic candidate has entered the race.
The Republican primary in District 3 features former county commissioner Dewayne Findley and developer Casey McClellan, a favorite of the local 9-12 Project/Tea Party.
Kemp told the Free Press he was notified by County Clerk Carol Tullis on June 8 that he had 280 valid signatures on his petitions, well over the 217 needed to qualify.