Erik Hansen announces re-election bid for Adams County Commissioner

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By The Staff

BRIGHTON — Adams County Commissioner Erik Hansen announced Jan. 8 his plans to seek re-election to the board.

“I believe in getting the job done for the people of Adams County. That’s why I’m excited to seek another term. We need a watchdog to make sure that the scandal that hit our county never returns. I will be that watchdog,” Hansen said in a news release announcing the re-election campaign.


Hansen previously served as mayor of Thornton from 2007 to 2010. He unseated incumbent District 3 Commissioner Larry Pace in the 2010 election.

In the re-election announcement, Hansen touted his five-point plan offered shortly after taking office as a commissioner regarding “new ethics rules, increased transparency, and fair bidding practices for county contracts,” as well as the Sunny Award the county received from the Sunshine Review for its website.

Hansen also has pointed to his work as chair and founder of the North Area Transportation Alliance as a key contributuion in his first term as commissioner, as well as serving as a member of the Front Range Airport Authority.

     Hansen lives in Thornton with his of wife of 16 years, Holly, and their two children, Quincy and Grace.

Hansen earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Truman State University in Missouri, and an M.B.A. from the University of Denver. He has worked as a marketing executive in the private sector.