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State Rep. Sal Pace visits Pagosa Springs Friday

On Friday, Aug. 12, Colorado State House Minority Leader Sal Pace will visit Pagosa Springs as he continues to cross the vast geography that comprises the state’s Third Congressional District and hear from the district’s constituents on the issues foremost on their minds.

Representative Pace (D-Pueblo) announced earlier this summer his intention to challenge freshman incumbent Congressman Scott Tipton for the Third District seat in 2012, and Pagosa Springs is on his top list of campaign stops.

Sal Pace is a lifelong southern Coloradan who graduated from Fort Lewis College with a degree in political science and then went on to earn a master’s degree in American political theory at LSU.

In his first session in the Statehouse in 2009, the magazine “5280” named him one of the “Top Freshmen to Watch.” The political website Coloradopols.com named him a “Freshman of the Year,” and its readers voted him the second best legislator in the General Assembly that same year.

Prior to serving in the Colorado House of Representatives, Rep. Pace served as then-Congressman John Salazar’s district manager.

Rep. Pace will make an appearance at the Pagosa Brewing Company on North Pagosa Boulevard from approximately 4 to 5 p.m. Friday afternoon.

All Archuleta County voters are encouraged to come out and meet the individual who is challenging our current Congressman in this most “swing” of Colorado’s congressional districts.

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