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.