Rep. Ed Vigil was elected in 2015 to his fourth term representing House District 62, which stretches from East Pueblo to the San Luis Valley. He is the chair of the House Agriculture, Livestock, and Natural Resources Committee as well as the Capitol Development Committee. He also sits on the Water Resources Review Committee.
Rep. Vigil works to provide a voice for rural and Southern Colorado in the state Legislature. Focused on creating forward thinking water-policy and fighting for the families and middle-class of the 62nd district, Rep. Vigil fights for legislation that protects his district’s people and natural resources. Just this past year Rep. Vigil was able to pass legislation to help limit municipal outdoor water use, employ veterans, and increase support for outdoor youth organizations.
Prior to being elected, Rep. Vigil was a Costilla County commissioner from 2000 to 2008, and for most of that time served as chairman of the board of commissioners.
Rep. Vigil owns Sangre de Cristo Laboratory in Alamosa with his wife, Evelyn. He has worked in various service roles including factory worker, social worker, substance abuse counselor, peace officer and special investigator for the district attorney.
Rep. Vigil is a sixth-generation Coloradan, born and raised in San Pablo, near San Luis. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Adams State, where he studied sociology and business administration. He lives in Alamosa.