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Herpin Wins Colorado Recall Election, Thanks Voters for “Demanding to be heard”

Colorado Springs (September 10, 2013) - Tonight the people of Colorado’s Senate District 11 chose to remove Senate President John Morse from office and replace him with retired Naval and Air Force officer, Bernie Herpin.

Initial election reports show Herpin winning more than 84% to replace Senator Morse.

Bernie Herpin earned the support of the people of Colorado’s Senate District 11 and pledged, “I will serve you with honor. I will respect your rights. I will listen and respond.”

Herpin congratulated the truly local grassroots effort that succeeded in recalling Morse by saying, “You have reminded us that elected officials are accountable to those who elect them and that this is truly a government of the people, by the people and for the people.”

“Thank you to the voters of Senate District 11. Thank you for supporting the recall and giving me the chance to serve you. Thank you for standing up for yourselves and demanding to be heard,” declared Herpin.

“By your vote, you have sent a loud and clear message that we will no longer tolerate elected officials who refuse to listen to their constituents and trample on our rights. The people have spoken,” concluded Herpin.

Bernie Herpin and his family were joined by more than a hundred Campaign supporters at an Election Watch Party Tuesday night when the results came in.

Read Herpin’s “Priorities for Our Community.”

Election Watch Party – Tuesday Night

What:   The Herpin campaign and supporters watch election returns come in

Who:    Bernie Herpin and supporters

When:  7:45 PM Tuesday, September 10

Where:   El Paso County GOP Headquarters, 205 Sutton Lane, Colorado Springs

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Bernie Herpin Head ShotIn the Navy and Air Force, Bernie Herpin took an oath to defend our Constitution.

Here at home, Herpin has served our community in many capacities through the years.

Herpin served on City Council and as president of the Pikes Peak Firearms Coalition, which he helped found.

For the last 25 years, Bernie Herpin has volunteered with the Colorado Springs Police Department serving on the Senior Victims Assistance Team, Handicap Parking Enforcement Unit, and DUI Enforcement Team.

Bernie Herpin earned the backing of law enforcement with the backing of the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association.

Additionally, Bernie has held many leadership positions at his home church.

Bernie and Linda live in Colorado Springs and have three daughters and six grandchildren.

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