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Commissioner Dan Haggerty will run again

County Commissioner Dan Haggerty was in attendance at the Cobos fund-raiser last night, and had good words about Cobos.

“He’s working hard not to raise taxes and following through. I sit there every year saying ‘we’re not going to raise taxes we’re not going to raise taxes’ and they look at me like I’m crazy. This guy’s really doing that,” Haggerty said.

That said, Haggerty said he didn’t plan to endorse anyone. “I’m running my own campaign,” he said.

Was that an official announcement? “Yes, but you’re the first to know.”

Haggerty said he’s on his fourth term, 16 years, and one more four-year term would make him a 20-year commissioner. When asked why he didn’t try to run for county judge, he responded: “Run for judge? This white boy Republican? Please.”

Haggerty pointed out that the County Courthouse has more than 100 elected officials — “180, someone once told me,” he said — and there are only two Republicans in the bunch, himself and Justice of the Peace Bruce King.

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

July 29, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. da, i know your just shakin in your boots about david k running against you.


    July 29, 2009 at 2:37 pm

  2. What ever happened to those good ‘ol term limits? I guess they were only for ….

    Chester L. Bryant

    July 29, 2009 at 4:22 pm

  3. Some say term limits are what’s wrong with California.

    Carole Powell

    July 29, 2009 at 4:48 pm

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