“Transportation and freight rail in particular are key components of our vital infrastructure supporting all Coloradoans. Freight rail is the most economical long haul component of our transportation and is key to our economic vitality including in particular the energy sector and agricultural.”

Andres “Andy” Pico was elected to the State House of Representatives in 2020, representing House District 16 in north central Colorado Springs. He serves on the Transportation and Local Affairs committee, and the Energy and Environment Committee.

A retired naval flight officer, Pico completed 21 years of active duty. After retiring from the Navy, Pico worked as a defense contractor for more than 16 years. Pico served two terms as the District-6 representative on Colorado Springs City Council, on the Board of Directors for Colorado Springs Utilities, including as the past Vice-Chair and Chair; and on the Board of Directors for Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments and the past Vice-Chair and Chair.

Pico received a Bachelor of Business Administration with emphasis on transportation and public utilities from the University of Arizona, as well as master’s degrees from Salve Regina University in international relations and the Naval War College, College of Naval Command and Staff, in national security affairs and strategic studies.

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