State Rep. Dan Nordberg, R-Colorado Springs, has announced he will resign his position in January to work for the Trump administration. Nordberg will be the regional administrator for Region 8 of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Nordberg was first elected to his seat in the Legislature in 2012, and reelected in 2014 and 2016. He represents House District 14, which encompasses northern Colorado Springs and nearby areas. He has long served on the House Business Affairs and Labor committee.
Nordberg is quite experienced in politics, having previously served as district director for U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado Springs, and as a legislative aide in Washington, D.C.
In his new role, Nordberg will oversee the SBA in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. In a press release, he says he hopes to help businesses improve their cyber security, find new solutions to skilled labor shortages, and help veterans transition into the civilian job market.
The House District 14 Republican Vacancy Committee will meet on Dec. 21 to appoint his replacement.