Surrounded by family and supporters at the candidate’s Arvada manufacturing plant, successful businessman and former Jefferson County Republican Chairman Don Ytterberg announced his run for the suburban Denver Congressional seat that has been held by Ed Perlmutter since 2007. Sticking to a positive message on how he would improve upon Perlmutter’s failed policies in the areas of jobs, healthcare, and the economy, Ytterberg set the stage for what will be a close race, given the unpopularity of Congress, Barack Obama, and the Democrats’ disastrous healthcare legislation.
Introducing Ytterberg was his own state representative, Assistant Minority Leader Libby Szabo (R-Arvada). Also there to lend support were Republican State Chairman Ryan Call and an assortment of longtime supporters who have worked with Ytterberg.
The challenges that Ytterberg faces as a small business owner initially inspired him to become involved in politics. In addition to jobs and the economy, Ytterberg’s campaign is going to focus on positive solutions for healthcare and smaller government.
Ytterberg is married with five children and six grandchildren. In addition to his service with the Jefferson County Republicans, he was elected State Party Vice Chair in 2011. Ytterberg resigned both of those positions in 2013 to make this run for Congress.