Holtorf announces bid for Fourth Congressional District seat

Akron, CO – State Representative Richard Holtorf announced last week his candidacy for the Fourth Congressional District of Colorado, which is comprised of most of the Eastern Slope and parts of the Front Range.
The district is currently represented by Congressman Ken Buck who is retiring after finishing his current term.
“Congress is filled with a bunch of doormats who don’t stand up for real conservative values,” stated Holtorf. “Ken Buck let us down when he failed to push for the Trump agenda and covered for the Biden family and their money machine. I’m tired of what I see in Congress and it’s time for a Colorado Cowboy to go up there and fight the out of touch bureaucrats.”
Richard Holtorf is a former U.S. Army Colonel with 29 years of service, a third generation rancher, farmer, feedlot manager, and current member of the Colorado House of Representatives. A graduate of Colorado State University, Richard used his mechanical engineering degree to aid his military service as an AH-64 test pilot, maintenance officer, and commander of aviation units for the U.S. Army. While serving in the military, Richard also completed his MBA at Boston University and went on to receive an additional Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. Richard and his wife of 31 years, Mary, live in Akron, Colorado on their family ranch.
“Leadership is lacking in Congress,” Holtorf continued. “I’m a military veteran who saw combat and fought for the best of what our country embodies. I’m a rural rancher who knows what a hard day’s work is, and as the father of five strong-willed daughters, I know that a woman is a woman and a man is a man, whether liberals like it or not. I’m a fighter who is ready to shake up the swamp, not become part of it. 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 not afraid to get to work, and that work ethic is sadly lacking in Washington, D.C.”