Just one month after Republican State Representative Clarice Navarro resigned to become the executive Director of the Colorado Farm Service Agency, one of her (now) former colleagues under the Gold Dome is following her out the door. Dan Nordberg, a third-term State Representative from Colorado Springs, was tapped to lead a six-state region for the Small Business Administration.
Nordberg has spent much of his career focused on small business issues through the lens of government. As a legislative aide for U.S. Congressman Doug Lamborn, Nordberg focused on small business policy, and then as district director for the Congressman, he worked extensively with executives and business leaders in Colorado Springs.
In the legislature, Nordberg served on the Business, Labor, Economic, and Workforce Development Committee. “I’m ready and excited to go work for small business to support and counsel America’s dynamic entrepreneurs,” said Nordberg in a written statement.
Nordberg’s resignation becomes effective in January. In terms of next steps, a vacancy committee will select someone to fill out the second year of his term. So far, the only candidate who has announced is someone named Aaron Novy, who graduated from University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. In a district where Nordberg generally pulls about 75% of the vote, we can count on a reliable conservative in the seat for the second session of the legislature, but we suspect there may be another candidate or two before all is said and done.