Norwood man announces 3rd District candidacy

A Del Norte man unaffiliated with any political party is running for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.

John W. Hargis Sr. said he would represent the Constitution and Colorado in Congress, and would provide a link on his U.S. House Web site allowing voters in his district to advise him how to vote on pending legislation.

The result of voting on the site will determine how he votes in Congress, Hargis said.

He also would seek advice from local governments and businesses about how to deal with local issues and employer needs, he said.

Hargis said he is a Vietnam-era Navy veteran and a father of three sons. He has managed several restaurants and worked other jobs, such as a bouncer in a Florida bar, an auto repossessor, a skip tracer, a private investigator and a truck driver.

He has been a general contractor in the San Luis valley since 1993 and is disabled.

Hargis and another independent in the 3rd District race, Jake Segrest of Fruita, are advocating the Fair Tax, or national sales tax, to replace the income tax system.

Democrat John Salazar of Manassa represents the 3rd District, which encompasses most of the Western Slope and much of southern Colorado.

Bob McConnell and Scott Tipton are running for the Republican Party’s nomination.


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