Italian American Democratic Leadership Council Endorses Sal Pace in the Colorado-3 General Election

October 9, 2012 – The Italian American Democratic Leadership Council (IADLC), the voice of Italian Americans in the Democratic Party, endorses Sal Pace for Congress in Colorado.

Sal shares the name of five generations of Italian men in his family, “Salvatore Pace.” Pace means “peace” in Italian. Sal’s grandfather was a first generation Italian-American, coming from Potenza, Italy. Sal is very vocal and proud of his heritage; and is a regular member of the Sons of Italy Lodge of Southern Colorado.

Sal is the youngest of nine children.  He grew up in a family of small business owners, learning to operate a cash register at his mother’s toy store and his father’s repair shop before he could ride a bike. Sal grew up in Colorado and graduated from Fort Lewis College. He pursued a Masters Degree in American Political Theory at LSU, which he paid for by tutoring students and working as a teaching assistant. Sal understands hard work.

Sal has a long history of public service in Colorado. He served as U.S. Congressman John Salazar’s Director of district offices, after having served as his Legislative Aide in the Colorado House of Representatives. In 2008, Sal was elected him the Colorado State House of Representatives, where he represents District 46.

On October 3 the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) released a poll that shows Sal Pace within the margin of error, running 39-42 to the incumbent. Sal is a part of the DCCC’s Red-to-Blue program and is ranked as 1 of 11 races nationally as a toss-up in 2012 by the Rothenberg Political Report.

“Sal Pace can win this race and the Italian American Democratic Leadership Council is behind him,” said Bob Blancato, Chairman of the IADLC. “He has the background and experience to make a great Congressman.”

Visit to learn more about Sal’s background and commitment to Colorado.

For almost twenty years, the Italian American Democratic Leadership Council has been the national voice of Italian Americans in the Democratic Party — the national political action committee supporting candidates for Congress and major statewide offices, reaching out to Italian American voters for their presidential candidates, and promoting the appointment of Italian Americans at the national level. To learn more about the IADLC visit