(April 10) – The Colorado House of Representatives memorialized two Pueblo representatives and public servants today.
Current Rep. Leroy Garcia (D-Pueblo) brought two memorial resolutions today to honor the lives and work of Rep. Frank Evans and Rep. Bob Jackson.
“The work these great men accomplished for Pueblo and Colorado is something to be honored,” Rep. Garcia said. “I can only hope at the end of my public service, I will and accomplished half of what they did.”
HM13-1002 memorialized former Colorado representative and U.S. Congressman Frank Evans, who was Pueblo’s state representative from 1960 to 1964. He then ran for U.S. Congress in the Third Congressional District and served in that capacity for seven consecutive terms until he retired in 1978. He passed away in 2010.
HM13-1003 memorialized former Colorado representative Robert “Bob” Jackson, who served Pueblo in the state House from 1967 to 1972, after being a long-standing community leader. He also established the Jackson Foundation, which has given millions of dollars to local charities and causes throughout southern Colorado. Rep. Jackson died on July 27, 2012.
Many Pueblo public servants and elected officials came to speak in memory of these two men. Gov. Dick Lamm, Speaker Ruben Valdez, U.S. Congressman Ray Kogovsek, Sen. Abel Tapia, Rep. and Pueblo County Commissioner Sal Pace and Rep. Bob Kirscht all attended the event at the Capitol today.