Nick Gradisar expected to be the mayor of Pueblo
In the first update of results for the 2019 mayoral run off election Nick Gradisar had the lead and his opponent conceded on social media.
"I think the rest of the state has been waiting for us to do this for a long time, to put someone in charge down here," Gradisar stated. " I really didn’t see myself becoming the strong mayor when I pushed for that change, but I felt the change was necessary as I said before to put someone in charge of Pueblo. "
Gradisar is expected to be the first strong mayor of Pueblo once the results are considered official. The five-year term runs through Jan. 16, 2024. The race started with 16 candidates and was narrowed down to two after the November elections.
As of 7:17 p.m.:
Nick Gradisar - 11,858
Steve Nawrocki - 8,564
Nawrocki posted the following to Facebook soon after the first results came out:
to visit Gradisar's website.
to visit Gradisar's campaign Facebook page
How long have you lived in Pueblo:
Why did you decide to run for mayor?
What prior leadership experience do you have that makes you qualified to be the next mayor?
What do you think is the biggest issue Pueblo is facing right now and how do you plan on addressing the problem?
What is your favorite thing about Pueblo?
The Pueblo County Clerk told 11 News earlier in the day there was less of a voter turnout than expected.