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Abel Tapia's Biography

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Full Name:

Abel J. Tapia




Wife: Connie; 3 Children: Sean, Don, Leandra

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Birth Place:

Pueblo, CO

Home City:

Pueblo, CO



AAS, Applied Science, Southern Colorado State College

Attended, Graduate School of Business, Harvard University

Attended, Senior Executive Seminar Series, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

BS, Civil Engineering, Colorado State University

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 3, 2014

Senator, Colorado State Senate, 2002-2010

Representative, Colorado State House of Representatives, 1998-2002

Member/President, Pueblo City Schools Board of Education, 1993-1997

Former Chair, Democratic Caucus, Colorado General Assembly

Former Member, Finance and Appropriations Committee, Colorado State Senate

Former Chair, Joint Budget Committee, Colorado General Assembly

Former Chair, Latino Caucus, Colorado General Assembly

Director, Colorado Lottery, 2010-present

Owner, Abel Engineering Professionals Incorporated, 1985-present

Chief Engineer, CF and I Steel Corporation

Chair, Pueblo Area Council of Governments, 1997-1998

Chair, Pueblo Greater Chamber of Commerce, 1997-1998