Two Republican candidates for state Senate District 8 take questions on Trump, Biden, Jan. 6, more

Feb 14, 2022

So far two Republicans have filed to seek the new state Senate District 8 seat that will include most of Eagle County after legislative redistricting.

Rich Cimino, of Fraser, is currently a Grand County commissioner and also a retired U.S. Air Force intelligence officer and graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

Matt Solomon, of Eagle, is a former Eagle Town Board member and owner of Alpine Arms. He’s also an author and spent the last two years “providing protocol development and security for corporations and individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Both men are hoping to land on the ballot for Colorado’s June 28 party primary, and ultimately the Nov. 8 general election. Both say they’ll go through the caucus process and seek enough votes in the party assembly rather than petition onto the ballot.

The winner of the primary will most likely face Avon Democrat Dylan Roberts…

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