Ed Vigil enters county commission race


ALAMOSA — Ed Vigil announced his candidacy for the upcoming District 2 race for Alamosa Commissioner. 

Vigil is a graduate of Adams State (College) University.  He was elected in 2009 as state representative for House District-62 where he served southern and rural Colorado for eight years until he was term limited in 2017. 

Prior to being elected as state representative, he was Costilla County Commissioner from 2000 to 2008 and for most of that time served as chairman of the board of commissioners. Prior to his 16 years serving the people in an elected capacity, Vigil worked in various service roles including social worker, substance abuse counselor, peace officer and special investigator for Alamosa’s District Attorney’s Office. 

He and his wife Evelyn moved to Alamosa in 1980 and established a business (Sangre de Cristo Laboratory, Inc.), which they owned and operated for 25 years.  Together they have enjoyed the benefits and beauty of the rural setting that the San Luis Valley provides.

In the past year, Vigil was chair for the House Agriculture, Livestock, Natural Resources Committee, Capital Chair Development Committee and co-chair for Water Resources Review Committee at the state level.

“While I have experience in various areas of interest and education, I believe my greatest pleasure and strongest sense of accomplishment is in public service,” Vigil said. “My historical past speaks well for itself. I can work and multi-task effectively on a number of team projects, communicate clearly with others and mediate conflicts. I am a patient listener and believe that together as a unit, we work together to bring Alamosa County to the next level.”

He added, “In announcing my candidacy, I also announce that I have no other hidden political ambitions or agenda.”

Contact Vigil at 719-588-2141 or via email at edvigil1@gmail.com.