I’m Roxy, Candidate for County Commissioner, daughter of Lucy Flores, a cleaning lady, mother of five, from Villanueva, New Mexico and Rocco Pignanelli, an immigrant’s son that served in ...Read more
I’m Roxy, Candidate for County Commissioner, daughter of Lucy Flores, a cleaning lady, mother of five, from Villanueva, New Mexico and Rocco Pignanelli, an immigrant’s son that served in WWII, Korea and Pearl Harbor. I am a widow with two beautiful sons. My family is diverse, hardworking, and lifelong democrats.
Commissioner responsibilities are vast and demanding overseeing Water, Land, Labor, Social Services, and so much more. Passion and fiscal management simply aren’t enough fill the seat. My life’s work has given me the unparalleled experience and skill set to hit the ground running. I spent 20 years managing multimillion dollar arts organizations, culminating in a faculty position at Yale University teaching graduate students entertainment business management and over the past 22 years in Pueblo my work includes:
Coalition for Women in Government
Community Alliance for Ethics
President, D70 wall to wall union for 8 years
The Arts Academy @ County High integrated training program, raising thousands of non district funds
Fair Care emergency learning shelters for the children of first responders in the height of Covid
Spearheading a $75-million bond during Covid
Teen suicide prevention project 4 years running offering children a forum for mental health awareness
Partnering in the first ever Boys and Girls Club for Pueblo West (Pueblo West matters)
Government & Community Affairs position D70 combatting unfair funding in Pueblo County
Governor appointed Commissioner for Child Support
I HAVE BEEN BUSY AND BLESSED TO HELP OTHERS
Strategic innovation and courage, to act, is crucial. If I see a problem, I solve it with conviction, care, and the aptitude to find funding, and collaborate on solutions to help people succeed.
Human infrastructure, the well-being of people, must grow in the same capacity as the development of buildings and roads, if not, then all this work will sit like a gold filling in a mouth of decay. We need to build our community by building our people. It’s their money, their trust, and their right.
No more idle talk or decisions made without the inclusion of community, which includes everyone no matter how diverse, choice, age, or gender may be. Coalescing Pueblo organizations who help our community flourish, is the first order of business. Let’s change the paradigm and insist on keeping Pueblo, Pueblo Strong. I never work alone. Collaboration is a key word in my vocabulary.
I hope my work and my vision speaks for itself and I appreciate your consideration in the wise choice of voting for Roxy for County Commissioner.Read Less