By: Robert Blaha

The days of the permanent political class must end. A new wind sweeps across America, demanding bold vision and different skills to pull apart the Washington cartel — and set our country back on course. For Colorado voters and a troubled America, expectations must be raised.

That’s what Robert Blaha for Colorado is all about:

I have spent over 30 years in business, including numerous board and volunteer positions, attacking waste in industry. Having built success and profits, I now focus my efforts on a political campaign for serious reform.

My background of dismantling dysfunctional bureaucracies and training leaders prepares me from day one to serve the American people, their kids and grandkids. My unique skills are tailor-made for this challenge — and I’ll have no trouble getting started. As an entrepreneur who launched numerous businesses, including a regional bank and a global leadership company, my opportunity for significant engagement and committee assignments is obvious. Best of all, having term limited myself, I am firmly positioned for work alone, free of compromise. For me, this is a mission, not a career.

America has seen enough career politicians. We’re ready to make tough decisions, replacing those who have put our economy and country in jeopardy. After being let down time and again, Americans demand a differently level of accountability, and here it is: The Robert Blaha Product Guarantee. Put simply, I commit to fix the broken tax system, secure our national borders, and dramatically reduce an unsustainable debt and deficit — or I’ll come home after one term.

No one has made similar commitments! Why? Because while other candidates talk of dismantling bureaucracies, they know they lack the skills honed for decades to lead the challenge. They want the job, but they’re not prepared to execute bold initiatives and get results.

I am prepared. And as a father of seven and grandfather of eight, I believe time is short — and the need for a different “cut” of individual is apparent. Travelling around the state, I continually hear a desire to confront the current system, disrupt gridlock, and demand conservative leaders be outspoken individuals with the abilities and willingness to attack the status quo.

Anyone who has worked with and known me the last 35 years will stand up and say, “This is who we need! This is his time!”

They’ll speak passionately. But I believe my resume speaks even louder.

I am ready. So are Colorado voters. So is America.

Robert Blaha is a business efficiency and leadership development consultant. Colorado’s Republican Senate primary is June 28.

See this editorial in The Denver Post