Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hansen Announces Strong Fundraising Numbers

(Thornton, CO) - July 21, 2010 - Today, Adams County Commissioner candidate Erik Hansen reported fundraising support from 143 residents throughout the county bringing in $28,495. This is the first campaign finance report for county candidates in 2010.

"With only three months in the race, we're clearly gaining on the incumbent's cash on-hand total." Hansen said. "As I continue to meet with Adams County residents, I constantly hear that the Adams County commissioners and their rubber stamp on spending mirrors that in Washington. Voters want change and balance both nationally and locally on the commission. I plan to be that voice of reason come November."
Hansen is running unopposed in the primary election next month but says he's continuing to walk neighborhoods in the evenings and on weekends. The next reporting period is due August 6.

Erik Hansen currently serves as the Mayor of Thornton, the largest city in Adams County. Prior that, Hansen also served as a Councilmember from Ward IV in Thornton. Thornton has balanced nine straight budgets in his tenure, made job creation his top focus, and made it a priority to develop regional partnerships to solve big problems. As Mayor he led the charge for two historic agreements with Adams 12 Five Star Schools to save the taxpayers millions of dollars in duplicated services and create thousands of jobs. He helped form and currently chairs the North Area Transportation Alliance of eleven area cities to advocate for Adams County's fair share of transportation funding.