By Jon Pompia The Pueblo Chieftain
Posted July 15, 2019 at 1:52 PM
Updated July 15, 2019 at 2:04 PM
A lifelong Pueblo Democrat and auto industry professional is seeking a seat on the board of Pueblo County commissioners.
Tisha Mauro announced her intention to run Monday morning on the steps of the Pueblo County Courthouse. She is seeking the District 1 commission seat being vacated by Terry Hart in 2020.
Her campaign slogan is “Mauro for a better tomorrow.”
“I am running because I want to roll up my sleeves and work for the county and people that I love,” she said.
Mauro was born and raised on a farm and ranch south of Boone, where she learned the importance of “our farmers, ranchers and our water.”
After graduating from Pueblo County High School, she attended the University of Southern Colorado before joining the local workforce.
“I have worked in the auto industry for 20 years as a finance manager and sales manager,” she said. “I am currently the general sales manager at Spradley Ford-Lincoln.”
Mauro said her platform is multi-fold:
• To “continue the progress made with our roads and highways, by investing in our infrastructure.”
• To “protect our natural resources like our precious water.”
• To “create better, higher paying jobs to ensure Pueblo’s families can enjoy the quality of life we all deserve.”
Although she has never sought elected office before, Mauro has served on local liquor and marijuana licensing boards.
“My entire life, I’ve thought about seeking political office,” Mauro said. “When you’re raising a family, it’s a harder thing to do, but my boys are grown now. And I’ve been tight with the Democratic Party my whole life so this is something we’ve been discussing for several months now.
“In my current position, I lead a team, and I feel I have qualifications as a leader. I can get things done. As a native, I’m passionate about Pueblo. I love Pueblo, and you have to have passion to want to take it to another level.”
Mauro plans to campaign door-to-door, and meet with voters in small groups, to build trust.
“I will work hard to earn their vote,” she said. “It’s the one-on-one that builds relationships. And when you get people involved, that’s how you make Pueblo better.”