Judy Reyher has been appointed to fill the vacancy established by the resignation of former State Representative Clarice Navarro.

Delegates and Republicans from across House District 47 gathered in Fowler Monday night at the Blackburn Community Center to fill the vacancy established by the resignation of former State Representative Clarice Navarro. Two candidates were seeking the office, Tamra Axworthy of Pueblo and Judy Reyher of Swink. In a vote of 6-5, Judy Reyher came out as the night’s victor and will be finishing out Navarro’s term.

"It is with humble gratefulness that I step up to serve as your representative to the Colorado House to fill Clarice Navarro-Ratzlaff’s previously vacant HD47 seat," said Reyher via her campaign website. "I hope to continue to serve you as well as her."

Born in Trinidad, Colorado, Reyher is a fifth Generation Coloradoan who has lived and gone to school in Stonewall, Weston, Trinidad, La Veta, Lamar and Black Forest (Falcon High School). She attended Lamar Junior College, Southern Colorado State College (now Colorado State University-Pueblo) and was a member of 4-H and enjoys showing horses, sewing and cooking.

As a business owner, Judy understands the importance of the free market with common sense government regulation to foster a vibrant economy in Colorado.

Judy has been married to Jim Reyher for 41 years and are the proud parents of two sons: Nathan and wife Huong “Echo” Reyher who live in Denver, Colorado and Brevan and wife Kim (Gutierrez) Reyher who live in San Antonio, Texas.

Via her website, Reyer's biography reads, "Together with her family, the decision was made to take this journey to the next phase. It is through faith and a love for her country that Judy Reyher now moves ahead and asks for your support. This is not just Judy’s journey, as we are with her. Together we can make a better tomorrow in Colorado for our children, grandchildren and the future generations to come."

Reyher served as a precinct chairman in Prowers County for 14 years, precinct chairman in Otero County for 17 years, Otero County Republican Party Chairman for 10 years and served on the Colorado GOP State Executive Committee for four years and as House District 64 Chairman for four years.

Navarro resignerd her seat effective November 12 and will serve in the Trump administration as the Colorado Farm Service Agency Executive State Director.

"I am excited to see Clarice represent us on national matters and expect to see her star continue to shine," said Reyher. "Thank you all, and I will keep you posted!"

For more information For more information on Representative-elect Judy Reyher visit judyhd47.com