Scott Tipton, Republican

Running for: U.S. House of Representatives, from Colorado's Third Congressional District

Age: 49

Residence: Cortez, in southwest Colorado

Profession: Owner of Mesa Indian Trading Co. and Mesa Verde Pottery, based in Cortez

Political Experience: Chair of Republican Party in Colorado's Third Congressional District for eight years, staffer for former U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis, Third CD campaign coordinator for Ronald Reagan in 1986

Web site: www.tiptonforcongress.com

Local contact: County campaign coordinator Paul Epley, 870-1970 or 276-2050