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 The Lost Year
Pueblo County Democrats, like other County Democrats throughout Colorado, carried on essential activities despite the COVID-19 pandemic. But there were some events that had to be foregone, including the St. Patrick's Dinner in 2021. And the award presentations, usually held at that event for the previous year's work, had to be suspended until next 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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More and Better Jobs

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Immigration Reform

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