By Don Knox, STATE BILL COLORADO
Steven Rodriguez, an unsuccessful candidate last year for an at-large seat on Pueblo’s City Council, has turned his attention to Colorado’s House of Representatives.
Rodriguez, a Republican, has filed to run for the House District 46 seat now occupied by Sal Pace, a Democrat. On his Facebook page, the candidate describes himself as a fourth-generation Puebloan that can “relate to anybody and everybody concerning the issues that face the citizens of HD-46.”
Among other things, Rodriguez said he would protect and defend the Constitution, restore fiscal discipline in government, promote businesses and job creation, reduce big government, reduce taxes and regulations, promote government accountability and protect individual freedoms.
Rodriguez faces a stiff headwind. House District 46 is heavily Democratic, with just 18 percent of voters registered as Republicans. The seat is one of 43 out of 65 House seats that State Bill Colorado considers either less than competitive or not at all competitive.
State Bill has updated its 2010 Colorado House Election Tracker to include Rodriguez’s candidacy.