A late filer for the position of Barton County Commissioner – District 1 says, “this was not an 11th hour decision.” Hoisington resident Rick Nulton has been weighing the positives and negatives should he be elected to that Barton County Commission position.
“I’ve been thinking about and praying on this daily for the last six months,” Nulton said when announcing his candidacy this past week. “Basically, it comes down to ... Do I have the right stuff?
“We all have self-doubts when entering into a new arena. I never considered the opportunity to run for public office while managing Eagle Radio – Hoisington/Great Bend from 1986 to 2015 – 29 years. I felt it could affect my performance as a Market Manager or distract from my duties in keeping a business going and growing. Thanks to great team members with strong work ethics, I had one heck of a ride. It’s all because of my associates. I was so proud to work with them.”
Nulton is a 1971 graduate of Hoisington High School and graduated in 1975 from Fort Hays State with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications & Speech. He and his wife Darlene just celebrated 25 years of marriage. Nulton has lived most of the last 40 years in Hoisington.
“I’m ready to come off the retirement bench and get back in the game,” he said. “If elected I’ll do my best. Honesty, integrity, and meaningful work are what drives me. I’ll speak what’s on my mind whether it’s popular or not. Barton County should operate as a business. We must establish reasonable and attainable budgets and maintain cost controls wherever possible. My biggest fault you might ask? Simple, I’m not always politically correct. With respect to the current commission members, we all have to work for better solutions and answers. That’s what the taxpayers expect and deserve!”