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|Colorado State Senate, District 3|
|2013 - Present|
|Years in position||2|
|Per diem||$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||September 10, 2013|
|Term limits||8 years|
|High school||Pueblo Catholic High School (1966)|
|Profession||Retired police officer|
Now retired, Rivera's professional experience includes working as a deputy police chief.
Rivera was born in Puebla in 1948 and has lived there since. He served in the Pueblo Police Department from 1971 to 2005, reaching the rank of Deputy Chief.
Rivera's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Taxes: Prosperity does not come from additional tax burdens upon our citizens, nor does it come from the government’s ever increasing budget. The government’s role is NOT to provide what it believes we need.
- Business: We can not continue to add regulation upon regulation on small businesses and expect them to thrive.
- Water: We have to do everything we can to protect one of our most precious natural resources, our water. We must not let shortsighted legislation undo years of carefully crafted water regulations and water rulings that have kept Colorado water rights intact.
- Renewable Energy: Renewable energy is great, but we can not continue to mandate ever higher renewable energy standards and in the process cause undue hardship on the citizens of Colorado, especially those living in our rural communities.
- Education: We can not guarantee a better education for our children just by throwing more money at the current public school system. My personal experience with private schooling tells me it’s time to work toward implementing a statewide school voucher program.
|Shall Angelo Giron be recalled from the office of State Senate, District 3?|
|Candidates nominated to succeed Angela Giron should se be recalled:|
|George Rivera (R)||19,301||88.16%|
Rivera and his wife, Kathryn, have two children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "George + Rivera + Colorado + Senate"
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- county.pueblo.org, "2013 Recall Election Results - Unofficial Results," accessed September 10, 2013
- "The Denver Channel", "Colorado senators elected in historic recall being sworn in", Accessed October 3. 2013
- The Associated Press, "GOP candidate in Pueblo recall race submits signatures," July 26, 2013.
- georgeriveraforsenate.com, "George Rivera Campaign Website," accessed August 26, 2013
- The Denver Post, "Sen. Angela Giron will be the only Democrat on the Sept. 10 recall ballot," July 29, 2013.
Angela Giron (D)
|Colorado State Senate - District 3
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