Pueblo and State

(Tallied by the Pueblo County Clerk’s Office)

Who Voted?
361 delegates (of 400) returned their ballots with the April 1 or earlier postmark.
003 delegates returned ballots with an April 2 or later postmark.
036 delegates failed to return ballots.

Results of the balloting for local offices:
(Note: 30% is needed to make the June Primary Ballot):

 # of VotesPercentage
House Dist. 46 -- Daneya Esgar 196 100%
District Attorney - Jeff Chostner
10th Judicial District
299 100%

Commissioner District 1
Eppie Griego 183 50.6% = top line of primary ballot
Tisha Mauro 168 46.5% = made the ballot

Commissioner District 2
Garrison Ortiz 217 60.1% = top line of primary ballot
Abel Tapia 144 39.8% = made the ballot

Results of balloting on Pueblo Democratic Party issues:

Certification of Precinct Chairs 350 Yes
  3 No
Vacancy Committee 324 Yes
  21 No


Results of Balloting on the 29 Resolutions
(Tallied by: MaryBeth Corsentino, Barb Clementi, Dennis Obdusky, Alvin Rivera.)

Votes on the 3 local Pueblo Resolutions:Accept / Reject
#01 - We support Ballot Question #2A, establishment
of a Pueblo Water & Electric Works, & ending the
franchise agreement with Black Hills
216 / 141
#13 - We support construction of a new Pueblo jail. 213 / 165
#25 - We support the election of a woman to the
Pueblo Board of County Commissioners.
211 / 109


Delegates rejected 2 Resolutions on the ballot: 
#18 - We support requiring any candidate for President of
the United States to stay in the race through the primaries.
93 / 186
#26 - We support leaving Columbus Day as is. 129 / 167

Read the summary version of the 29 Resolutions as they appear on the ballot here.
Read the full text of all of the 29 Resolutions here.
Read the final tally of the results of voting for the 29 Resolutions here

In Case You Missed It...

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, emergency legislation has
been passed to give flexibility for Assemblies. Read a summary here.

Mail-In Ballots & Video Nominatons Replaced the
Pueblo County Assembly & Convention This Year

MAIL-IN BALLOTS: Due to the Coronavirus, the Pueblo County Democratic Assembly & Convention was replaced by a Mail-in Ballot. Ballots were sent to all Democrats who were elected at Caucus to be delegates to the County Assembly & Convention.

VIDEOS: To help delegates fill out their ballot, videos were created and sent in by the candidates. To see a video, click on the candidate's photo.

  • • We posted campaign videos for U.S. Senate candidates here. Videos for U.S. Congressional (CD-3) candidates appear in the Multi-County Districts section below.
  • • Instead of the usual speeches from the floor of the Assembly, we also posted nominating, seconding and acceptance videos for state and local candidates, including House District 46, District Attorney, and two (2) County Commissioner seats.

29 RESOLUTIONS: Finally, delegates received a ballot to vote on the 29 Resolutions proposed at our Caucuses.

Read the summary version of the 29 Resolutions as they appeared on the ballot here.
Read the full text of all of the 29 Resolutions here.
Read the final tally of the results of voting for the 29 Resolutions here.

Federal Candidate Campaign Videos (Click on the photos to see videos)
U.S. Senate

Andrew RomanoffAndrew Romanoff Erik UnderwoodErik Underwood Stephany Rose SpauldingStephany Rose Spaulding Trish ZornioTrish Zornio

Local and State Nominating Videos

State House District 46

 Daneya EsgarDaneya Esgar

(Click these links to see videos)

Leroy Garcia Nominates

Jack Ray Seconds

Daneya Esgar Accepts

District Attorney
10th Judicial District 

Jeff ChostnerJeff Chostner




County Commissioner District 1

Tisha MauroTisha Mauro

  Eppie GriegoEppie Griego


County Commissioner District 2

Abel TapiaAbel Tapia

  Garrison OrtizGarrison Ortiz


Online Voting Replaced the Multi-County
Districts Assembly and Convention

Pueblo County is part of 3 multi-county districts:
State House District 47 - Running for re-election is Democrat Bri Buentello.
State House District 62 - Running are Democrats Don Valdez (incumbent) & Matt Martinez.
State Senate District 35 - Democrat Carlos López is running for this open seat.

Multi-counties Districts had to adjust their Assembly dates due to the Coronavirus. They did not hold in-person meetings. Instead, they held E-VOTING with a CALL-IN vote option using Survey Monkey.

Congressional Districts voted via Electronic Ballots

Pueblo County is part of CD-3, a huge US Congressional District in Colorado. The seat is currently held by a Republican, but three Democrats are running for a chance to unseat him by getting on the Primary ballot. They are:

• Diane Mitsch Bush    • James Iacino   • Root Routledge

U.S. Congress (CD-3)

 Diane Mitsch BushDiane Mitsch Bush James IacinoJames Iacino Root RoutledgeRoot Routledge

House District 47    House District 62    Senate District 35

Bri Buentellono video availableBri Buentello
no video available
Matthew MartinezMatthew Martinez Donald Valdezno video availableDonald Valdez
no video available
Carlos LopezCarlos Lopez

Important 2020 Dates

This list of dates from the Colorado Democrats is amended to include the Pueblo County event.

County Commissioner Race

Chris NicollChris Nicoll

Chris Nicoll Withdraws from the Race

Citing his wish to pursue his career in cybersecurity — which would prevent a full-time political job — Chris Nicoll announced his withdrawal from the Commissioner race.

Democrats Tisha Mauro and Eppie Griego remain in the race.

Tisha MauroTisha Mauro    Eppie GriegoEppie Griego

Tisha Mauro thanks Chris Nicoll for his service. Read her response here:

Donald ValdezDonald Valdez

Campaign Refocus

Rep. Valdez drops out...and...Re-ups

Because of a threat to San Luis Valley’s water, State Representative Donald Valdez is stepping down from his U.S. Congressional Campaign to run for re-election to Colorado House District 62...Read More.

2019 Local Election Results

City Offices:

  • Pueblo City Council - District 2
  • Larry Atencio – Democrat

  • Pueblo City Council - District 4
  • Ray Aguilera – Democrat

  • Pueblo City Council - At Large
  • Lori Winner

  • Board of Water Works
  • Mike A. Cafasso – Democrat
  • Chris Woodka

  • Civil Service Commissioner
  • Erick Javaneau – Democrat

School Boards:

  • D-60 Board of Education
  • Barb Clementi – Democrat
  • Tommy Farrell – Democrat
  • Margaret Wright – Democrat

  • D-70 Board of Education
  • D1: Tony Montoya – Democrat
  • D3: Staphanie Cordova-Catalano

Below is a list of local and state winners of the 2018 election.

Click here for Colorado Election Results, including ballot measures.

Local Officials

Leroy GarciaState SenatorDistrict 3Leroy Garcia
State Senator
District 3
Daneya EsgarState RepresentativeDistrict 46Daneya Esgar
State Representative
District 46
Brianna BuentelloState RepresentativeDistrict 47Brianna Buentello
State Representative
District 47
Donald ValdezState RepresentativeDistrict 62Donald Valdez
State Representative
District 62
Chris WisemanCounty CommissionerDistrict 3Chris Wiseman
County Commissioner
District 3
Gilbert 'Bo' OrtizClerk & RecorderGilbert 'Bo' Ortiz
Clerk & Recorder

Del Olivas County TreasurerDel Olivas
County Treasurer

Frank BeltranCounty AssessorFrank Beltran
County Assessor

Kirk TaylorCounty SheriffKirk Taylor
County Sheriff
Randy ReevesCounty SurveyorRandy Reeves
County Surveyor

State Officials

Jared Polis GovernorJared Polis

Diane PrimaveraLt. GovernorDiane Primavera
Lt. Governor
Jena GriswoldSecretary of StateJena Griswold
Secretary of State

  Dave YoungState TreasurerDave Young
State Treasurer

Phil WeiserAttorney GeneralPhil Weiser
Attorney General

Lesley SmithCU RegentAt-LargeLesley Smith
CU Regent

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May, 2020
Jac-X-Pres Democratic Club
Monthly Luncheon and
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Pueblo County Democrats Executive Committee Meeting
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Immigration Reform

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