Hasan announces candidacy for state House | SummitDaily.com

Hasan announces candidacy for state House

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BRECKENRIDGE ” Republican Muhammad Ali Hasan announced his candidacy for District 56’s state House of Representatives seat at Clint’s Bakery and Deli in Breckenridge Friday.

Along with stops in Avon and Leadville, the event marked the official start of Hasan’s campaign, which he says is all about holding Denver accountable to voters.

Labeling himself “the Western Slope warrior,” Hasan named three main priorities as a candidate: finding better solutions to the area’s pine beetle problem, lessening government’s involvement in education and continuing Colorado’s TABOR law.

“The Western Slope is being ignored on Capitol Hill,” Hasan said at the event. “Denver thinks of the Western Slope as a buffet table where they think they can take whatever they want for a cheap price.”

Hasan also said he wants to change the Colorado Republican Party’s image. “Our state party has done a terribly incompetent job in recent years,” he said. “We’ve run as a members-only club for too long. … The state agrees with us on the issues; they just don’t think we care, and we need to change that.”

A native of Pueblo who currently lives in Eagle County, Hasan is a filmmaker and former California public school teacher. He is also a regular political commentator on the Fox News Channel.

Hasan originally filed to run for state Senate District 8’s seat, but agreed with Colorado Republican leaders’ request for him to run for the House instead so as to avoid a primary battle with Representative Al White.

Colorado Republican party leaders will join State House of Representatives candidate Muhammad Ali Hasan at a town hall-style meeting at the Crown Cafe in Breckenridge on Monday.

The event will take place from noon to 2 p.m., and Hasan will speak about the agenda he will follow if he is elected to the House. For more information, contact Callie Carey at (970) 258-8887 or calastiacarey@yahoo.com.

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