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Idaho State Senate District #2 Primary Candidate: Bill Hasz (R)

| May 5, 2022 1:56 PM

William (Bill) Hasz is seeking election to the Idaho State Senate for Idaho’s Legislative District 2.

Hasz, 72, is running against Phil Hart and Jon Cantamessa in the upcoming Republican Primary.

Hasz has been married for 47 years and has two sons, as well as four grandchildren.

A Kellogg High School and University of Idaho graduate, Hasz is a retired mine engineer who also worked for the City of Kellogg as assistant chief of police.

“In 1981 I started work at one of the local mines as an underground laborer and worked in the mine in several capacities until its closure in 1991,” Hasz said. “I returned to school and completed my Mining Engineering Degree in 1997. I then worked as a mine engineer, chief engineer, and general manager of the mine. I was general manager of the Galena Mine near Wallace, Idaho, when I retired in 2016.”

If elected, Hasz has three main priorities that he would like to tackle.

“I would like to see an Article V Convention of State resolution passed in the House and the Senate. The resolution would call for a Convention of States to propose amendments that would: 1) Create term limits for U.S. Senators, Congressmen, Judges, and top-level bureaucrats. 2) An amendment that would impose fiscal restraints on the federal government. 3) “An amendment that would limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government,” Hasz said. “Reduce state spending across the board and limit the powers of the Governor.

Develop Methods to rate the effectiveness of department heads to make state agencies accountable for the product they provide to the citizens of the state.”

Hasz isn’t afraid of the hard work and has the experience to back it up.

“I have learned that hard work and determination are the key to success,” he said. “I have learned the importance of communicating with individuals. I have budgeted projects and developed budgets and operating plans while working in the mining industry in excess of $40-million per year.”

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