Promising change and not the status quo from insiders, Gradisar won with 58 percent over a former council president, Steve Nawrocki.
Pueblo business and other civic leaders have been concerned with the city’s slow job and population growth while the rest of the state has been booming.
Gradisar’s base of experience is serving on the Pueblo Board of Water Works for more than a decade, including two terms as board president. Pueblo Water has been the city’s most respected organization for decades. Alan Hamel, the water department’s long-time, now retired, executive director, chaired Gradisar’s campaign.
|Pueblo’s mayor-elect Nick Gradisar celebrates his victory
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 | Dan Boyce/CPR News
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