Jarred Rego jumps into local race

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Rego: Joining a crowded race.
  • Rego: Joining a crowded race.
Jarred Rego, an aide to Congressman Doug Lamborn who says he has a "servant's heart," is running for the El Paso County commission seat held by Sallie Clark, who is barred by term limits from seeking another term.

He joins a crowded field of Republicans vying for the seat, including a sheriff's commander Rodney Gehrett who is suing the county. Other candidates include Karen Cullen, Alex Johnson, Javier Mazzetti, Tyler Stevens and Stan Vanderwerf.

Rego's news release provides this statement from him:
Our community is at a crossroads. The decisions that the voters make in the next election will shape our community and affect the lives of each El Paso County resident. The time has come for new leaders who possess the diverse experience, clear-eyed vision, and courage necessary protect our rights and empower citizens to take our community to exciting next frontiers of prosperity. Showing New Leadership For Great Futures means leading in three priority areas:

- Expand Economic Opportunity
- Rededicate County Government to Customer Service
- Prioritize Public Safety

We will work together and make progress in these three important areas, leaving our community in a much better place for our children and grandchildren, and that's what motivates me. These future generations deserve elected officials who will devote every ounce of brainpower and vigor they have to improving our beautiful home. I'm the results-oriented reformer with the passion, enthusiasm, and servant's heart necessary to achieve these goals and make real and lasting progress possible.

My deep local roots, coupled with my extensive leadership and communications experience, place me in a unique position to provide the visionary leadership we need in District 3 on the Board of El Paso County Commissioners.

Rego is Lamborn's district director and communications director and previously served as a PR man for former Springs Mayor Steve Bach. He also was a nightly radio talk show host on AM 740 KVOR and has been active in politics at the precinct level. He's a member of the Pioneers Museum board and the Urban Peak Colorado Springs board. Jarred and his wife Micah own a home in the Bonnyville neighborhood of downtown Colorado Springs where they are raising their two young children.

Rego also saw fit to include in his news release that his family attends church at the Calvary Worship Center on the westside.

Already, Rego is brandishing his endorsements. Among them: Lamborn, Bach and his wife Suzi, State Rep. Dan Nordberg, KVOR radio host Richard Randall and Nick Ragain, president of the Colorado Springs Switchbacks.

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