‘Politics is brutal’

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‘Politics is brutal’

Pagosa Springs' mayor survived 36 years by rolling with punches
Ross Aragon is retiring from the position of mayor after 36 years, but those in Pagosa Springs shouldn’t be surprised if he tries to rope them in to a project or two that he’s pursuing.
After 38 years as mayor or town councilor, Ross Aragon will have a little more time for riding horses and reading, two of his favorite hobbies.
In 1975 a bartender challenged Ross Aragon to run for office or quit whining. He won a race for Pagosa Springs town councilor in 1976 and since 1978 has won nine consecutive elections for mayor.

‘Politics is brutal’

Ross Aragon is retiring from the position of mayor after 36 years, but those in Pagosa Springs shouldn’t be surprised if he tries to rope them in to a project or two that he’s pursuing.
After 38 years as mayor or town councilor, Ross Aragon will have a little more time for riding horses and reading, two of his favorite hobbies.
In 1975 a bartender challenged Ross Aragon to run for office or quit whining. He won a race for Pagosa Springs town councilor in 1976 and since 1978 has won nine consecutive elections for mayor.
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