John Salazar

John Salazar DEMDemocrat

American politician

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John SalazarDEMDemocrat American politician
70
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COResidence (state)

John Tony Salazar (born July 21, 1953) is an American politician who served as the U.S. representative for Colorado's 3rd congressional district from 2005 until 2011. A member of the Democratic Party, he was appointed Commissioner of the Colorado Department of Agriculture in the Cabinet of Governor John Hickenlooper in 2011, following his electoral defeat in 2010. Salazar announced his retirement as Agriculture Commissioner in November 2014.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program
Attended
1992
Adams State College
BA
1981
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Commissioner
Colorado Department of Agriculture
2011 - 2015
Representative
United States House of Representatives
2004 - 2010
Criminal Investigations Division
United States Army
1973 - 1976
Chair
Spudseed.com
Experience
Rancher
Experience
Farmer
Owner
El Rancho Salazar
Other Experience1 - 6 of 6
Chair
Colorado Certified Seed Growers
Member
Doctor Michael P. Espinoza Challenge for Success
Member
Saint Joseph's Parish Youth Group
Board Member
Rio Grande Water Conservation District
1990 - 1994
Board Member
Governor's Economic Development Advisory
Member
Colorado State Agricultural Commission