2024 Candidates Speak at Republican Club Meeting

Conrad Tolson

Guest speakers for the Robson Ranch Republican Club January Meeting were Chris Lopez, 2024 candidate for our state legislative district (LD 16) House seat, and Sheriff Mark Lamb, 2024 candidate for U.S. Senate.

Chris Lopez’s family has been farming cotton in our area for 64 years. He said rising fuel and petrochemical costs are harming farmers who rely on them for their equipment and for weed and pest control. Water is also a great concern for cotton and dairy farmers in the area.

He is also concerned about the more than 300,000 migrants who have crossed the border in the Tucson Sector, including 100,000 “got-aways.” Many are young, military-age men, 25 to 40 years old. Funding has been cut for sheriffs and border patrol, and thus far, National Guard troops sent by Gov. Hobbs’ have only been authorized to assist in processing migrants into our country.

Sheriff Mark Lamb, candidate for U.S. Senate, said that he has been urged by Trump, Charlie Kirk (Turning Point USA), and others to run for Senate and that he and his wife, after much prayer, had decided to make the run. His top priorities are the economy, national security, the fentanyl crisis, gang activity, and the southern border.

The RR Republican Club meets monthly, usually at 9 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month. If you would like to visit our club to learn more about what’s going on in our community and state, please contact Club President Ceil Levatino at [email protected] for meeting times and locations.