State Rep. Richard Holtorf is the latest Republican to throw his hat in the ring for Colorado’s 4th Congressional District seat after incumbent Congressman Ken Buck announced he would not seek re-election when his term ends next November.
Holtorf says Buck failed to push for the Trump agenda and he vowed to “stand up for real conservative values.”
“I’m a fighter who is ready to shake up the swap, not become part of it,” Holtorf said in a press release announcing his candidacy.
“Only out-of-touch career politicians believe we can’t get our fiscal house in order, build the wall, and pass real conservative legislation. I’m prepared to get to work, and that work ethic is sadly lacking in Washington, D.C.,” he added.
Holtorf is a third generation rancher, farmer and feed-lot manager in Akron and a former U.S. Army Colonel.
Colorado’s 4th Congressional District, which includes Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Loveland, and Parker, is the most Republican-leaning House seat in the state and the GOP primary is expected to draw a large field of candidates.
The other republicans to launch bids so far are conservative radio talk show host Deborah Flora, Weld County Council member Trent Leisy, and political newcomer Justin Schreiber.