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The work begins: Pueblo County swears in newly elected officials

Posted at 6:58 PM, Jan 08, 2019

PUEBLO – With their arm to the square, newly elected officials in Pueblo County took the oath of office Tuesday. “Public service is in my blood,” said newly elected Pueblo County Commissioner, Chris Wiseman. He takes over the one vacant seat left by Sal Pace who stepping away from politics to spend more time with family.

Sheriff Kirk Taylor was sworn in for another term. He heads into another term with hoping to make progress an unresolved issue from his previous terms. “We have to figure out the formula to obtain a new jail, new facility.” Twice, voters rejected ballot measures asking for jail funding. “We’ve got a 40 year old building that’s 190% over capacity,” said Taylor. The voters made their wishes known on the ballot, but the Sheriff issue says it does not eliminate what he believes is a safety issue for his deputies and the community.

After the ceremony the new Pueblo Board of County Commissioners headed to their chambers and went to work. One of the first items of business was approving the new contract for PAWS to take over animal control in Pueblo