STATE SEN. ABEL TAPIA OF PUEBLO NAMED DIRECTOR OF THE COLORADO LOTTERY

Denver -  Roxy Huber, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Revenue, has appointed Sen. Abel Tapia director of the Colorado Lottery.

 

“I am very pleased that Sen. Tapia will bring his business skills and political acumen to the important task of running the Colorado Lottery,” said Huber.  “I am confident that Sen. Tapia will help the Lottery achieve great success.”

 

Tapia was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 1999 and to the Colorado Senate in 2003. During his tenure, Sen. Tapia was the Senate President Pro Tem and the Chairman of the Joint Budget Committee.

 

Between 1985 and 2008, Tapia owned Abel Engineering Professionals Inc., a full-service civil-engineering company based in Pueblo. AEP was listed as one of the top 200 small businesses in Colorado by ColoradoBiz Magazine.

 

The Colorado Lottery, which is based in Pueblo, is a division of the Colorado Department of Revenue. Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games – Lotto, Mega Millions, Powerball, MatchPlay, Cash 5 and Scratch – stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. The Lottery has returned more than $2.2 billion to the state of Colorado since it was established in 1983. Through Great Outdoors Colorado, the Conservation Trust Fund and Colorado State Parks, the Lottery has provided funding for new trails, precious open space and wildlife protection.

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July 16, 2010
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