Former mayoral candidate Phil McDonald is setting his sights on El Paso County.
McDonald, a small business owner and married father of three, is running for county commissioner against Amy Lathen.
“I decided to run for County Commissioner because the voters of District 2 deserve better,” McDonald said in a statement.
“They deserve a commissioner who will be truthful and respectful, who will work cooperatively with other county officials, and who will be as frugal with taxpayer money as the voters are with their personal budgets,” he said. “As a small business owner, I see first hand how government can stifle business growth. I will remove those obstacles, so we can grow jobs.”
During the crowded race for mayor, McDonald dropped out and endorsed Mayor Steve Bach.
Will Bach return the favor?
McDonald filed a candidate affidavit to run for county commissioner Nov. 8.
“I am committed to being part of the solution to the problems in El Paso County, protecting our water rights and getting government out of the way of our citizens. I love El Paso County and look forward to serving as your District 2 County Commissioner,” he said in the statement.
According to McDonald’s press release:
McDonald is a Colorado Springs native, attending Mitchell High School and Adams State College. He has previously worked in the medical field and in El Paso County law enforcement. He has been active in coaching youth sports for the Police Athletic League, the City’s Park and Recreation system, and District 11 schools. McDonald and his wife Pamela currently own and operate The Uniform Shop, providing school and team uniforms, scrubs, and hospitality wear. He has also started the brand Lightning Athletics, which has grown since its inception. The McDonalds have three boys and live in the Rustic Hills neighborhood that Phil grew up in.