Zach Swearingen, the Republican candidate for Pueblo County Commissioner, stands outside the Old Chicago restaurant his campaign team is holding a dinner meeting at on Thursday, Aug. 30. The former marine is a Pueblo native who returned after his tours of service and opened a shooting range. Swearingen, like many Pueblo natives, is tired of the city being ignored against Colorado Springs and Denver. "Don't turn your nose up as Pueblo," he said. "We have so much potential."