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Esgar pushes for unity as Democrats win control of state government

Posted at 12:41 AM, Nov 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-07 02:41:51-05
Democratic State Representative Daneya Esgar defeated Republican challenger Jonathan Ambler to win a third consecutive term in Pueblo’s House District 46.

PUEBLO – Democrats will have full control over state government in Colorado next years. In addition to electoral victories in statewide offices for Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State and Treasurer, the party also retook control of the State Senate and appears to have added a few seats to their majority in the State House.

State Rep. Daneya Esgar from Pueblo’s House District 46 told News 5 that she wants voters to understand that her party will still work with Republicans in the General Assembly to look after the needs of Coloradoans.

“I just want to make sure the people of Southern Colorado understand that they’re being represented in a way that is bipartisan, in a way that brings ideas together no matter what the make of the Senate is, no matter who our Governor or what the makeup of the house is,” Esgar said. “We are going to continue to work to make sure that things make sense for Southern Coloradans.”

Esgar defeated Republican challenger Jonathan Ambler, a school teacher in Huerfano County, to earn her third consecutive term in office.