“Pueblo is proud to be home to the Security and Emergency Response Training Center (SERTC), the freight rail industry’s high-tech center for providing hands-on training to first responders encountering a rail incident. We see firsthand rail’s commitment to safety in the 20,000-plus responders who train in Pueblo each year.”

Sal Pace was appointed to serve as one of three Pueblo County Commissioners in January 2013 and reelected in November 2014. He began his career by serving as Legislative Aide to then-Rep. John Salazar in the Colorado House of Representatives and then as State District Director when Salazar was elected to Congress. In 2008, Pace was elected and served in the Colorado House of Representatives. During his two terms in the statehouse, Pace was selected by his colleagues to serve in leadership positions, including as Minority Leader, the top ranking Democrat in the House. Pace is also the chairman of a governor-appointed passenger rail commission.

Pace received an M.A. in American political theory from Louisiana State University. He is an advocate for restoring passenger rail service on the Amtrak Southwest Chief to Pueblo.

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