PUEBLO — State Senate President and Pueblo native Leroy Garcia has gotten a temporary promotion.
Sen. Garcia is serving as Colorado's chief executive for one day due to the absence of Governor Polis and Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera.
While serving in the role Sen. Garcia has been busy in his hometown signing several proclamations. One of those proclamations includes designating the week between August 23rd and September 3rd as Colorado State Fair Week.
From meager beginnings in 1869 to its incredible success today, the State Fair has always called Pueblo home. It's an important part of the history of Pueblo & Colorado. As acting Governor, I’m proud to designate August 23, 2019 & September 3, 2019 as Colorado State Fair Week. pic.twitter.com/aueKmQEGj7— Leroy Garcia (@Leroy_Garcia) July 25, 2019
Sen. Garcia says he's proud to honor Pueblo's role in hosting the fair. "Pueblo has been the proud home of the Colorado State Fair and an important part of our state's history for more than 140 years. Not only does it help drive our local and regional economy, but it celebrates our state's rich agricultural history and rural lifestyle."
Sen. Garcia also signed a proclamation calling on North Korea to return the U.S.S. Pueblo to the United States and designated January 23rd as U.S.S. Pueblo Day.
As acting Governor, I call on North Korea to return the U.S.S. Pueblo and designate January 23rd as “U.S.S. Pueblo Day” to remember and honor the brave crew of the U.S.S. Pueblo. pic.twitter.com/YRAxbkjp2g— Leroy Garcia (@Leroy_Garcia) July 25, 2019
News 5 will be continuing to follow Garcia's accomplishments as he runs the state for the day and bring you updates as they happen.