Congressional nominee visits Growth Fund

Operations director Patrick Vaughn talks with Gail Schwartz about the Southern Ute Growth Fund’s operations and procedures.
Democratic congressional nominee Gail Schwartz has a conversation with councilman Tyson Thompson about energy and renewable resources during a tour of the Southern Ute Growth Fund.
Patrick Vaughn speaks with Gail Schwartz and Jenn Aaro (right) about the Southern Ute Growth Fund's history.
Democratic congressional nominee Gail Schwartz is running for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District.
Democratic congressional nominee Gail Schwartz with Southern Ute Growth Fund Operating Director, Non-Energy, Patrick Vaughn and Tribal Councilman Tyson Thompson.
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum

Democratic congressional nominee Gail Schwartz visited the Southern Ute Growth Fund on Monday, Oct. 17 with Tribal Councilman Tyson Thompson and Operating Director, Non-Energy, Patrick Vaughn. Her tour of the Growth Fund was to gain knowledge on how operations and procedures are conducted, as well as an overview of energy and economic development across the Southern Ute Indian Reservation.

Schwartz is running against Republican incumbent Rep. Scott Tipton to represent Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. Schwartz stated that her initiatives involve lifetime work preserving and protecting Colorado’s land, water, and natural resources with the intent of building strong rural communities and economics.

She is a former state senator from Crested Butte and highlighted her experience in business, housing, education and public services. While in the state Senate, she held leadership positions on committees concerned with agriculture, natural resources, energy, water, labor and technology.

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