Two months after conceding defeat to Scott Tipton in the U.S. 3rd Congressional District race, Democrat Sal Pace has been provided another opportunity to work for the people.
During the weekend, Pace was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the Pueblo County Board of County Commissioners.
“I truly am humbled that so many of you believed in me. It was an honor, even in defeat, to have 142,000 people vote for me and over 7,000 individuals contribute to my campaign for Congress,” Pace wrote in an email. “I hope that I can reciprocate that commitment, and make you proud of my service as a county commissioner.”
The Pueblo County commissioner seat was vacated by Jeff Chostner, who was elected district attorney in November.
Pace told The Denver Post that losing the congressional race may have been for the better.
“Sure, being in Congress would have been great. But, I have three little kids who would have never seen me. I loved the General Assembly, but also lamented all my time away from my kids and wife. Now I have a position where I get to sleep at home every night, go to school plays and coach Little League,” he wrote in an email to the Post.