Date First Elected
Current Term Ends

Pueblo County Commissioner, District 2

Pueblo County Commissioner Garrison M. Ortiz, a Pueblo native, attended Pueblo Community College while in high school, receiving both his diploma and associate degree before moving on to Colorado State University Pueblo.  He completed the 3+2 Program, earning his Master of Business Administration Degree. 

Upon graduating, he worked as a consultant, developing strong international business experience throughout the U.S. and parts of Canada and Mexico.  As a contractor, Mr. Ortiz help businesses implement enterprise-wide budgeting, forecasting and reporting systems in both the public and private sector.

Commissioner Ortiz was elected to his first term in 2016, and re-elected to another four-year term in 2020.  He has served as Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners since 2019.  Commissioner Ortiz represents Pueblo County on the several boards and commissions, as well as creating and serving on the Pueblo County Jail Task Force and City-County Trash Task Force. 

In 2017, he was named Outstanding Professional of the Year by the Latino Chamber of Commerce and received the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office Commendation for Outstanding Service, Dedication and Professionalism.  He was named the Top 25 Most Influential Young Professionals in Colorado Business in 2018, and received the Latino Chamber of Commerce’s 40 Under 40 Award in 2019.  Colorado State University Pueblo named him the Distinguished Alumni of the Year in 2020.

He is dedicated to helping his community with his strong financial background and entrepreneurial approach to government.