Boldt going out of office still into serving

first_imgMarc Boldt isn’t done with politics.At least he doesn’t think he’s done with politics. Boldt, who lost his re-election bid for Clark County commissioner to David Madore, says he doesn’t have a future office in mind. Nor is he committing to running. But at age 58, with 18 years of elected public service, he believes he’s still electable, and he says despite some of the talk around the county, he knows he’s still a Republican.Boldt didn’t just lose an election, he lost his party. The local Republican Party leadership, believing Boldt had strayed too far from the path of conservative values, gave Madore its blessing to challenge Boldt.Madore will be sworn into office Wednesday.“I have thought a lot about this,” Boldt said in a recent interview. “The Republican party hasn’t left me. The executive committee was mad at me. But I still believe in the platform and I still believe in the principles. I am a Republican.”Those who say Boldt has changed aren’t wrong. There is no doubt he’s moved to the middle, but he says his conservative values are intact.“I think the local Republican Party has a different view of a conservative than I do,” Boldt said. “I believe being conservative means protecting the liberty and freedom of the people.”last_img read more