Pueblo politician

Gold: Debbie Rose

Pueblo County Commissioner candidate

(Rose also was the gold medalist in the Most Honest Politician, Most Accessible Politician and Mover & Shaker.)

Debbie Rose has been a local small-business owner for more than 30 years. As a lifelong Pueblo County resident, she attended both District 60 and 70 schools. She served as president of School District 70 during her two terms on the board of education. During her tenure, a national program for at-risk students was developed and the district’s debt was eliminated. As a school board member, she developed a leadership training that received national recognition and she was invited to Oxford, England to present the training. Rose also has served as a consultant to the Colorado Department of Education working with low performing schools.

Her hometown service is extensive and includes: Chairwoman of the Colorado Juvenile Parole Board, San Isabel Electric Co-op director secretary, Pueblo Crime Stoppers board member, Latino Chamber of Commerce member, Past Colorado Workforce Development Council member, Past chairwoman of the Area Council of Governments, chairwoman of the Governor’s Child Care Advisory Committee. She also was an active member of the Colorado High School Activities board. She was a 4-H leader and continues to actively support youth in agriculture through her participation as a Fair Lady and by personally purchasing an animal annually at the Junior Livestock sale.

Silver: Jeff Chostner

Pueblo County Commissioner and District Attorney-elect

Bronze: Sal Pace

State Representative and candidate for Congress