Aguilera joins District 2 commissioner race
Aguilera joins District 2 commissioner race By PETE ROPER | email@example.com The Pueblo Chieftain | 4 comments
Ray Aguilera left City Council on Dec. 31 after serving nine years, but he isn't letting dust collect on his political resume.
, 69, announced his
campaign for Pueblo County commissioner on Saturday.
going after incumbent Commissioner John Cordova, a fellow Democrat, who represents District
The county's three commissioners represent different regions, but each is elected by voters countywide.
"It's evident from the number of people wanting to run for commissioner that they are questioning John's effectiveness," Aguilera
said in an interview Friday.
was referring to himself as well as former state Rep.
is a Pueblo native and South Sider who likes his
informal title as "Mayor of Bessemer.
works at Pueblo Community College
as a student coordinator, helping young people complete high school and obtain scholarships for college.
is a founder of the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation
years on council pushing for improvements in his
district and has the new Lake Minnequa Park to show for his
also proud that the city has built a new Municipal Justice Center
and is repairing the 90-year-old City Hall
That's why he
also likes the commissioners' recent decision to start building a $50 million judicial center on the Downtown vacant site on Fourth Street, between Elizabeth and West streets.
disagreed, saying, "That judicial building has the potential to stimulate and invigorate Downtown."
Asked how he'd approach being a commissioner, Aguilera said he'd try to improve public services outside the city limits, as well.
"We should see if there is a possible partnership with the city in providing bus service to Pueblo West," he
"The county already pays for bus service into the Salt Creek area.
"When I was on council, I looked at ways to develop all parts of the city," he said.
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why don't you just leave. nobody wants you, don't you think you screwed the city enough, now you want to screw the whole county, everyone knows you just want the big paycheck that comes with the job.
wants a piece of the county.
is giving guidance to our young people.
That's a reason to stay away from the PCC!
What happened to the liquor store and car sales he
Correct me--and I'm sure someone will, wasn't he
opposed to having a Mayor of Pueblo but he
"likes" the informal title of Mayor of Bessemer?
had/has plenty of titles-let's keep the County Government Commisioners one clear/clean of any of Aguilera politican antics he
blessed the City of Pueblo with.
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