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House District 49 candidate Adrian ‘Buzz’ Sweeney hopes to unseat incumbent Rep. Perry Buck

Allison Dyer Bluemel
abluemel@greeleytribune.com

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Colorado House District 49 Democratic hopeful Adrian "Buzz" Sweeney came to Colorado to start a new career in politics.

This year, he hopes that career will propel him to the seat in the Colorado Legislature. This November, he'll face incumbent Rep. Perry Buck, R-Windsor.

House District 49 covers roughly 2,500 square miles, including farms and multiple municipalities. It runs near the Larimer County line aside from the eastern boundary of Windsor to include the town.

It includes Windsor in Weld County and all of Larimer County, aside from Loveland and Fort Collins.

"I am running for Colorado House because I believe the voters in District 49 deserve a real choice at the polls," he wrote in a news release announcing his candidacy.

Sweeney plans to champion fair wages for all workers, land and water environmental responsibility and transportation and public education to meet the needs of children preschool through college.

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According to his campaign website, Sweeney also believes in women's rights in healthcare, the threat of climate change, potential harm of fracking, alternative energy, firearm regulation and that current marijuana laws are reasonable.

"Hard-working Coloradans deserve to be represented in the Colorado legislature by someone who knows rural and small town life, listens to your business and lifestyle concerns, and seeks the finest opportunities for all."

Sweeney was not available for an interview before press time Tuesday.

About the Candidate: Adrian “Buzz” Sweeney

The Livermore resident spent his formative years in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ and graduated from Cherry Hill High School in New Jersey in 1964.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Cedarville College in Ohio and began public school teaching.

Following teaching, Sweeney began a second career in Domestic and International Industrial Sales before retiring from the industry and moving to Colorado with his wife Anita.

“Why would anyone want to live anywhere else?” he wrote in a news release announcing his candidacy.

Sweeney is a father of three and a grandfather to five.