Anthony Hartsook, Republican candidate for District 2 Elbert County commissioner

Posted 6/8/18

City or town of residence: Unincorporated Elbert County. Profession: Retired U.S. Army officer, 26 years; director of business development, Aspen Communications LLC. Related elected-office or …

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Anthony Hartsook, Republican candidate for District 2 Elbert County commissioner

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City or town of residence: Unincorporated Elbert County.

Profession: Retired U.S. Army officer, 26 years; director of business development, Aspen Communications LLC.

Related elected-office or public-service experience: Congressional legislative affairs assistant for U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in Washington, D.C.; constituent advocate for Coffman at the district office in Aurora; military officer on the Pentagon Joint Staff; military officer at U.S. Northern Command

Why are you seeking this office?

I was raised to do my best and get involved. I want to make a difference using my skills, experience and enthusiasm to improve opportunities for the families, ranchers and small-business owners in Elbert County.

What makes you the most qualified person for the position?

My experience and skills in leadership, teamwork and negotiations, at various federal, state and local government entities, along with my business and military background, provides a wide breadth and extensive depth to draw upon in resolving problems and moving issues forward.

I bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm. I know how, where and when to be involved that will provide opportunities for success as an advocate for the people of Elbert County.

What would your top two priorities be if elected?

I will work tirelessly to reduce burdensome regulations and bureaucracy that inhibit the economic growth and freedom of ranchers and small business owners. Economic growth will increase revenue to improve roads and infrastructure.

I will actively work to improve communications between the people and government officials to ensure accurate and timely information is available to the public.

What else should the voters know about you?

I have lots of energy and enthusiasm to get the job done. I am a conservative Republican for limited government; economic freedom; and protection of private property rights. I love the outdoors, hiking, camping and skiing. Our kids are active in sports including baseball, football, wrestling and track.

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