Longtime Fort Collins resident Bob Morain announced March 22 that he is a candidate to represent Fort Collins at the State House from District 52.
“Restoring prosperity and encouraging job growth is my number one priority,” said Morain. “Job growth is critical. Working together, we can accomplish this by creating a climate of innovation, right-sizing regulation, and eliminating waste and inefficiency in our state government.”
Morain, a Republican, is not a newcomer to this race. In 2010 he ran for the same office. Despite his strong showing — garnering nearly 14,000 votes — he was unable to unseat the incumbent. “I really enjoyed having meaningful conversations with my neighbors and fellow constituents during the last election. The people in Fort Collins truly care about their city and state and deserve first-class representation. I will work hard to see that they get it,” Morain said.
Morain and his wife, Julie, moved to Fort Collins in 1981. After working 27 years for Hewlett-Packard as a software engineer and project manager, he left HP in 2007. Morain is now a partner in a small consumer electronics company. He believes his experience as an entrepreneur will be a great asset at the State House. Morain is a long-time community volunteer having served as a leader in his church and currently mentors young adults in entrepreneurship.
District 52 is made up primarily of the east side of Fort Collins and also includes a portion of the northwest part of the city. This office is currently held by John Kefalas who is seeking election to the State Senate from District 14.
The Republican nominating assembly for House District 52 will take place on March 24. Joann Ginal is the Democrat Party’s candidate in District 52.
Bob and Julie Morain, married 31 years, have five children. All were born at Poudre Valley Hospital and attended Poudre Schools. They also have five grandchildren.