Our Award-Winners

We recognize our most active and dedicated contributors at our annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Awards each March. Below we show our winners from past years. Many thanks to all of you!

2020
In lieu of the COVID-delayed St. Patrick's dinner in March 2021, a Celebrate the Victory dinner was held in November in observance of the election of Joe Biden a year before.

Peg HovetLifetime Achievement AwardPeg Hovet
Lifetime Achievement Award
Jo Kay CozzettoDemocratof the YearJo Kay Cozzetto
Democrat
of the Year
Liza BustamanteHorizon AwardLiza Bustamante
Horizon Award

Troy NewmanBingo Volunteerof the YearTroy Newman
Bingo Volunteer
of the Year

 

2019 Winners

Phyllis ZamarripaLifetime AchievementPhyllis Zamarripa
Lifetime Achievement
Dave KinsLifetimeAchievementDave Kins
Lifetime
Achievement
Dane WinbergDemocratof the YearDane Winberg
Democrat
of the Year
Donna Munafo &Monika OlsonHorizon AwardsDonna Munafo &
Monika Olson
Horizon Awards
Mike SchusterBingo Volunteerof the YearMike Schuster
Bingo Volunteer
of the Year
Doug TihonovichSpecial 'Kicker'AwardDoug Tihonovich
Special 'Kicker'
Award

 

A slideshow of award presentations can be viewed in the Photo Gallery.

2018 Winners

Kathy BacinoLifetime AchievementKathy Bacino
Lifetime Achievement
Gary ThomasDemocratof the YearGary Thomas
Democrat
of the Year
Erick JavaneauHorizon Awardfor Rising StarsErick Javaneau
Horizon Award
for Rising Stars
Kathy JavaneauHorizon Awardfor Rising StarsKathy Javaneau
Horizon Award
for Rising Stars
Jack McFadyen RayYoung Democratof the YearJack McFadyen Ray
Young Democrat
of the Year
June LipitzBingo Volunteerof the YearJune Lipitz
Bingo Volunteer
of the Year

 

2017 Winners

Don DiFattaLifetime AchievementDon DiFatta
Lifetime Achievement
Breta RossDemocratof the YearBreta Ross
Democrat
of the Year
Linda BiondolilloBingo Volunteerof the YearLinda Biondolillo
Bingo Volunteer
of the Year
Tory MarquesenHorizon AwardTory Marquesen
Horizon Award

Brianna BuentelloYoung Democratof the YearBrianna Buentello
Young Democrat
of the Year

 

2016 Winners

Wally StealeyLifetime AchievementWally Stealey
Lifetime Achievement
Ray KogovsekLifetime AchievementRay Kogovsek
Lifetime Achievement
Tom AutobeeDemocrat of the YearTom Autobee
Democrat of the Year

Betty AutobeeDemocrat of the YearBetty Autobee
Democrat of the Year

Ed BrownBingo Volunteerof the YearEd Brown
Bingo Volunteer
of the Year

 

Deric StowellHorizon AwardDeric Stowell
Horizon Award

Jack JohnsonYoung Democratof the YearJack Johnson
Young Democrat
of the Year
Liane "Buffie" McFadyenAppreciation AwardLiane "Buffie" McFadyen
Appreciation Award
Michelle GarciaAppreciation AwardMichelle Garcia
Appreciation Award

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602 W. 9th Street
Pueblo, CO  81003
(719) 546-2745
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Days and hours may change.
 
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Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 6, 2022
Jac-X-Pres Democratic Club
Monthly Luncheon & Speakers Forum
Guest Speakers: CSU-P Democrats
Registration: call, text,
or email Tory, 719-583-8493
Eagleridge Events Center
805 Eagleridge Blvd.
Pueblo, CO 81008 – 11:30 a.m.

Friday, October 7, 2022
Friday Night Bingo
First and Second Fridays
of the Month – 7:00 p.m.
4109 Club Manor Dr.
Pueblo, CO 81008

Sunday, October 9, 2022
Meet & Greet Candace Rivera
Candidate for Clerk & Recorder

United Steelworkers 2102 Hall
1414 E. Evans Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81004 – 2:00 - 5:00 p.m

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Forum: Frisch vs. Boebert
Host: League of Women Voters
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or via Zoom link here – 6:00-7:00 pm

Friday, October 14, 2022
Friday Night Bingo
First and Second Fridays
of the Month – 7:00 p.m.
4109 Club Manor Dr.
Pueblo, CO 81008

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Pueblo County Democrats Executive Committee Meeting
Democratic Party HQ – 5:30 p.m.
In-person or Zoom (encouraged).
602 W. 9th Street
Pueblo, CO 81003
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