JOHNSTOWN, Colo. – Exciting news is on the horizon! Mayor John Gates of Greeley, a prominent figure in local government, is proud to announce his endorsement of Scott James as he vies to represent the people of Colorado’s 8th Congressional District. With years of experience collaborating with James, Mayor Gates’ endorsement shines a light on the current Weld County Commissioner’s unwavering commitment to fiscal responsibility and his tireless advocacy for the constituents he serves.
In a statement, Gates said: “I got acquainted with Scott when he was the Mayor of Johnstown. Our professional relationship continued when Scott was elected as a Weld County Commissioner. I have collaborated with Scott on many issues of mutual concern. Scott is a friendly face, a good listener and is a man of his word. I strongly endorse his candidacy for the 8th Congressional District of the US House of Representatives.”
In response to his longterm colleague’s endorsement, James gave in response: “I am honored to receive the endorsement of a man that has served his community well, Mayor John Gates. Mayor Gates and I have fought to defend Weld County’s energy industry, expand our community’s transportation infrastructure, and address the growing issue of homelessness.”
In this endorsement, Mayor John Gates adds his voice to the chorus of support behind Scott James, emphasizing his proven track record of principled and effective leadership, especially during challenging times. With a steadfast dedication to fiscal responsibility and a balanced budget, James remains unwavering in his commitment to the well-being of Weld County and the entire district, a dedication that resonates deeply with local leaders and residents. Mayor Gates’ endorsement represents just the beginning of a growing wave of support as Scott James gears up to take on Yadira Caraveo in the 2024 race.