Longinos Gonzalez, Jr., Lt Colonel, USAF (retired)
Current El Paso County Commissioner District 4
Working FOR THE PEOPLE
A dedicated servant who will work FOR THE PEOPLE and our Colorado Springs community. I work for YOU!
Veteran, teacher, businessman & advocate you can trust to do what's right
Priorities include roads, public safety, & ensuring the voices of all residents are represented
Promotes core functions of government, fiscal restraint & transparency, conservative values
A proven leader with the principles, values, and vision to best guide our great city forward
I will stop the tax increase proposals the City continues to pursue every other year
Accountable to residents, NOT big developers
Longinos Gonzalez Jr is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel who has dedicated his life to serving others. He taught middle school science in Harrison School District 2 prior to his election as an
El Paso County Commissioner in 2016.
In addition to his commissioner duties, he also serves as one of seven members of the Colorado Board of Veterans Affairs and locally on the boards of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), the Fountain Valley Senior Center, and Mt Carmel Veterans
Commissioner Gonzalez is respected for his leadership, community involvement & outreach, support of law enforcement & first responders, and listening to the needs of residents. He serves as both a lector and Sunday school teacher at church.
Longinos was a previous Chair of the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority, elected Chair of the Front Range counties subcommittee by fellow Colorado commissioners in 2019, and served as Chair of the Colorado Springs Public Safety Sales Tax Oversight Committee.
History of Service
Military Highlight - Successful rescue operation of 3 American & 12 Colombian hostages while serving as the Director of Intelligence US Embassy Bogota, USMILGP Colombia - "Operation Jaque" -
Longinos Gonzalez Jr is a graduate of the USAF Academy and a retired intelligence officer (Lieutenant Colonel), with education experience as both a university Associate Professor (at USC) and middle school science teacher at Carmel Middle School (HSD2). He currently represents Southeast El Paso County District 4 as a County Commissioner since January 2017.
As an educator, Commissioner Gonzalez was a previous Teacher of the Year nominee by a local VFW, and the "Chilangar Award" winner while an Associate Professor at USC. During High School, Longinos worked in orange and olive groves "pulling sprinklers" and planting tree saplings.