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Abel Tapia's Biography
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Abel J. Tapia
Wife: Connie; 3 Children: Sean, Don, Leandra
AAS, Applied Science, Southern Colorado State College
Attended, Graduate School of Business, Harvard University
Attended, Senior Executive Seminar Series, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
BS, Civil Engineering, Colorado State University
Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 3, 2014
Senator, Colorado State Senate, 2002-2010
Representative, Colorado State House of Representatives, 1998-2002
Member/President, Pueblo City Schools Board of Education, 1993-1997
Former Chair, Democratic Caucus, Colorado General Assembly
Former Member, Finance and Appropriations Committee, Colorado State Senate
Former Chair, Joint Budget Committee, Colorado General Assembly
Former Chair, Latino Caucus, Colorado General Assembly
Director, Colorado Lottery, 2010-present
Owner, Abel Engineering Professionals Incorporated, 1985-present
Chief Engineer, CF and I Steel Corporation
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Chair, Pueblo Area Council of Governments, 1997-1998
Chair, Pueblo Greater Chamber of Commerce, 1997-1998
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