Gurule chosen as junior trustee for San Luis

SAN LUIS — Jared Gurule was recently voted in by his peers, the San Luis mayor, town manager and town board as the new junior trustee for San Luis.

He is a descendant of one of the original families that settled in San Luis and is a senior at Centennial High School.

Through a grant, Gurule can take some college classes at Adams State University, where he hopes to pursue business classes and political science.

Gurule has always been interested in world politics, history, and learning about the U.S. Presidents. Along with college classes, he had the opportunity to learn Spanish and German.

Gurule feels Centennial school has given him “a good education and a good basis for the future.”

Gurule will hold the position of junior trustee for one year. Because he is a senior, he won't be eligible to run next year and will pass the mantle to someone else.

As junior trustee, Gurule will attend San Luis Town Board meetings, work sessions, and special sessions as required. He is not a voting member of the board, Gurule will learn about local politics in the decision-making.

Gurule attributes his positive attitude and strong drive to family support and a deep Christian faith.

Gurule hopes to serve his community through politics. Gurule in his application stated he “stand(s) for protecting our land and water rights...improve our economic development...restore our infrastructure...have more opportunities for the youth. I know we can get the job done by working together."