Photo: Elections Road Trip Pueblo La Junta 1 | Ken Montera

Ken Montera, a fifth-generation Pueblo native, in Colorado Springs on Thursday, Aug. 30. Montera grew up picking sweet corn and peppers on his family’s farm, but after going to college at CU, he spent years away from Colorado working in executive offices for businesses including Johnson & Johnson and L Brands. He came home after retiring, and is now running for a seat on the CU Board of Regents as a Republican.