Nick Gradisar was born, raised and educated in Pueblo. His father was a steelworker and his mother was a registered nurse and administrator.

He graduated from Southern Colorado State College and obtained his legal education at Drake University.

Nick was in the private practice of law in Pueblo for 40 years. He was instrumental in changing the form of government to a strong mayor system in 2018.

He is the past president of the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the past president of the Action 22 Board of Directors.

Nick was an elected member of the Pueblo Board of Water Works for 14 years and served as president of the board for 6 years.

Nick was elected Mayor of the City of Pueblo in January 2019. He resides in Pueblo with his partner, Jan Pullin. He has two children, Tracy Pannunzio and Douglas Gradisar.


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Voting information

All ballots are due back by 7 pm on election day. January 23, 2024.

Ballot Drop-Off Locations - 24 Hour Drop Off Locations

Colorado State Fairgrounds

950 S Prairie Ave.

Pueblo County Courthouse

215 W. 10th St.

Lamb Branch Library

2525 S Pueblo Blvd

Colorado State University Pueblo

2200 Boinforte Blvd

An in-person drop-off location is available Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm

Pueblo City Clerk's Office

1 City Hall Place

A Plan for Today, a Vision for Tomorrow

Putting Pueblo’s needs first

Nick's Platform

Creating a Safe City

Continue to develop a well trained and diverse police force through enthusiastic recruitment and promotions.

Enforce the law to the fullest and establish a no tolerance policy to confront gangs and repeat offenders.

Collaborate with the entire criminal justice system to make justice well organized and effective to bring about penalties that are quickly and consistently imposed.

Build responsible communities with community stakeholders of all generations and socioeconomic levels.

Ensure the safety of the public is paramount with effective community policing.

Support the small business community with lighting and cameras to deter and solve crimes.

Encourage and promote the safety of policing at every available opportunity.


Coordinate the various agencies providing services to the homeless to increase the outreach programs for those wishing to change their situation in life.

Establish a permanent warming shelter near the Pueblo Rescue Mission.

Continue to employ the homeless to help clean up our community.

Develop affordable and low barrier housing for the homeless.

Develop an effective mental health outreach program to help treat the homeless suffering from mental illness.

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Implement as quickly as possible the Vacant Property Lien Foreclosure program to restore and reuse boarded up houses in neighborhoods and remove blight.

Continue to work with developers and builders to construct affordable and market rate housing in the City of Pueblo..

Continue to incentivize the construction of affordable housing by waiving utility tap fees where possible.

Building Fair, Equitable and Green Communities

Promote comprehensive, inclusive community planning across all City neighborhoods.

Continue our goal for renewable energy and electrification of all City vehicles.

Ensure that everyone has equal access to City services and facilities.

Promote efficiency and transparency in City Government

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Investing in Our Future, Youth

Continue Mayor's Youth Council with representatives from all Pueblo high schools to inform and advise the mayor on issues affecting them and our community.

Champion our public schools by building strong relationships with school leaders and educators.

Continue working with middle school youth to mitigate gang violence and drug abuse.

Foster educational partnerships with business and industry that engage our youth in summer employment opportunities and internships.

Responsible Economic Development

Support developing big industry and "Main Street" along with entrepreneurial businesses.

Continue to make it easier to do business in Pueblo.

Collaborate with industry, small business and agency leaders to build sustainable futures for companies and the community.

Continue to encourage and improve communication between City, County, and State officials and legislative representatives.

Encourage living wage and all other job opportunities.

Promote ethnically and culturally diverse businesses.

Prioritize "Pueblo First" source hiring of Pueblo graduates and residents.



Added a historic 850 jobs at CS Wind

Organized the "Protect Our Neighbors" task force ​and coordinated weekly meetings for 15 months ​to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reading is Fundamental. $1 million for children to ​read Summer 2021 and Summer 2022.

$5 million in half-cent sales tax to small business ​in 2020.

Secured 41 grants totaling more than $30 million ​dollars in 2022.

Distributed $6 million dollars in CARES Act funds.

Distributing $36.7 million dollars in ARPA funds.

$8 million dollars in sanitary sewer improvements ​for developers.

Online permitting process in 2021 for developers.

Added two pedestrian bridges across Arkansas ​River to the levee.

Purchase of Ferguson property for Riverwalk ​expansion.

Vacant property registration in 2021.

Cooperated to fund the Permanent Homeless ​Shelter operated by Pueblo Rescue Mission.

Revision of roadway requirements for developers.

Bighorn Solar Project for EVRAZ.

EVRAZ expansion of Long Rail Mill.

National Homebuilders come to Pueblo.

Creation of Pueblo Food Project.

Created Mayor's Youth Advisory Council High ​School and College Students.

Created Energy Advisory Commission.

Funded the Street Repair Utility Enterprise and ​paved 102 lane miles of road in the last 3 years.

Grant Writer position in Mayor's Office.

Pueblo Classic Criterium Bike Race and art ​contest.

IndieDwell jobs.

Ecologic Materials, LLC 17 jobs (plastic for ​paving).

Boreas campers 29 jobs.

One of 31 appointments to nationwide EPA Local ​Government Advisory Committee.

Recipient of Bloomberg Harvard Fellowship for ​two years, one of eight cities in the country to ​work on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

One of 40 mayors selected to participate in the ​Bloomberg Harvard Cities Leadership Initiative in ​2019.

Started Mayor's Day at the Colorado State Fair.

Establishment of Just Transitions Committee and ​securing a $460,000 grant to fund a Just ​Transitions Coordinator.

Obtained grants to rewrite the Land Use Codes to ​include accessory dwelling units.

Revision of Land Use Codes to allow multiple uses ​in downtown buildings.

Cooperated with Pueblo County, Pueblo West, and ​Regional Building to create Pueblo Means ​Business Center.


Elected officials

Governor Jared Polis

Senator Michael Bennet

Senator John Hickenlooper

State Representative Tisha Mauro

Former State Representative and Pueblo County ​Commissioner Buffie Mcfadyen

Colorado Senator Nick Hinrichsen

Former United States Representative and State ​Representative John Salazar

Former State Representative Dorothy Butcher

District Attorney Jeff Chostner


Pueblo Firefighters IAFF Local #3

Colorado Professional Firefighters

National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 229

Southern Colorado Labor Council

Renewable Energy Owners Coalition of America

Conservation Colorado

Pueblo’s Energy Future

Pueblo Association of Homebuilders

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