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Sen. Leroy Garcia takes over the state for a day

Posted at 12:21 PM, Jul 25, 2019

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.

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.

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.