John Salazar considers state agriculture post

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Congressman John Salazar could remain in public service after leaving Washington.

Salazar told The Pueblo Chieftain that Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper has offered him a job as agriculture commissioner and that he and his wife are giving it strong consideration.

Salazar lost to Republican Scott Tipton in November’s election after serving three terms in Congress representing western and southern Colorado.

A potato farmer and rancher in the San Luis Valley, Salazar was a candidate for U.S. agriculture secretary after Barack Obama was elected. Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack got the job.

Salazar opposes the Army’s proposed expansion of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, which ranchers in southeastern Colorado have been fighting.

– Associated Press

2 Responses to John Salazar considers state agriculture post

  1. Of course John is going to remain iin a government position. Why would he get a real job? Nice guy but just another one that has been spoiled by the system.

    December 30, 2010 at 10:27 am

  2. I would sure like to see him get out of government and back into the private sector, otherwise move to California.

    Christopher Colvin
    December 30, 2010 at 12:31 pm