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Vera Ortegon

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Vera Ortegon
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Lieutenant Governor of Colorado
Former Candidate
ProfessionFormer Pueblo City Councilwoman; Healthcare professional
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Vera Ortegon was a Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Colorado in the 2014 elections. Her running mate, Mike Kopp, sought the party's nomination in the gubernatorial primary election on June 24, 2014.[1]

Ortegon was a Republican candidate for District 3 of the Colorado State Senate.[2] The primary election was on August 10, 2010, and the general election was on November 2.


Ortegon graduated with a degree in Microbiology and Biochemistry from Rutgers University. Ortegon worked as a lab manager or the University of Southern Colorado Biochemistry Research Lab from 1980 to 1984 and as research lab manager at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Biotechnology Center.[2]

Ortegon works as a healthcare professional and is a former Pueblo city councilwoman.



See also: Colorado Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Ortegon ran for election to the office of Lieutenant Governor of Colorado. The general election took place November 4, 2014.


See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2010

Ortegon defeated Alexander Lucero-Mugatu in the August 10 primary. She was defeated by Angela Giron (D) in the November 2 general election.

Colorado State Senate, District 3 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Angela Giron (D) 24,827
Vera Ortegon (R) 20,313


Ortegon and her husband, Anthony, have two children. They live in Pueblo, Colorado.[2]

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