Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Cowboy Ted Hallisey files to run against Mike Noel

Cowboy Ted Hallisey of Kanab filed papers on Friday March 17, 2008 to run as a Democrat for the Utah House of Representatives for the seat currently held by Republican Mike Noel.

Hallisey currently serves as the Executive Director of the Kane County Office of Tourism & Film Commission, a position he has held for nearly five years. He also hosts the daily recreation report on KLGL radio station and hosts school assemblies across the country to teach kids about Healthy Lifestyles through his Cowboy Ted’s Foundation for Kids and his web site at www.cowboyted.com. He has visited with over 175,000 students across the United States.

Hallisey said he would represent the interests of families, especially kids. “I will not identify any other platform until the people speak on a particular topic or issue,” Hallisey said. “I think it is time elected officials go back to the people they represent and ask them what they want before taking a position on any issue.”

“I am running for this office because I believe the majority of people in this district are not in agreement with Mr. Noel’s vision for the area that includes, support for nuclear power plants, coal mining operations and mineral extraction, vigilante law or increased speed limits along the I-15 corridor with the statement that it makes it safer,” Hallisey continued.

Hallisey has a Master of Education degree in Health, PE & Recreation from Utah State University. He graduated from Fresno State with a BA in speech communication.

Hallisey has been in Utah for 10 years and worked in the radio industry for Clear Channel Communications and Citadel and also for Salt Lake Community College as sports information director and as a member of the faculty for Dixie State and Utah State.

He is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Southwest Utah Public Health Department and Past-President of the Kanab Chamber of Commerce. Hallisey and his wife Jenny have two children and have lived in Kanab for the past four years.

“I want to give voters another choice and that is why I am running as the candidate for this office and I am pleased to garner the support the Democrats.”

Rob Miller, vice chair of the Utah Democratic Party, said he was excited when Ted accepted his invitation to run against Noel. “Ted has the ability to bring people together in a bi-partisan way. He believes in strong, two-party democracy,” he said. “Based on his background, it’s clear Ted believes in helping others. That’s what he would bring to District 73.”


Oldenburg said...

ANOTHER recruit...Rob, you are machine.

I would suggest spending lots of money on mailings/doorhangers that prominantly features his family. Those are VERY cute kids.

Obi wan liberali said...

Sounds like a good candidate. On the legislative front, our state party deserves alot of credit for fielding a ton of credible candidates.

Hats off to Wayne, Rob and the others who have done such a good job of recruiting.