DelGrosso replaces Marostica in HD 51

DENVER – Brian DelGrosso of Loveland, who owns three Domino’s Pizza shops, has been selected by the Larimer County Republican Party vacancy committee to replace Rep. Dan Marostica in the state House.

The 37-year-old was picked on Thursday from among five contenders to fill the term of Marostica, who stepped down last month to head the state Office of Economic Development and International Trade. DelGrosso will face re-election next year, and has said he intends to run then.

DelGrosso told the 54-member committee that he believes the state should be run like a business. He said he wants to see more job growth and the elimination of fees on businesses, and he plans to defend the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights.

“I know our party’s platform, and I intend to represent it well,” he added.

“I know that I speak for my colleagues when I say that I look forward to working with DelGrosso to solve the issues that are important to Coloradans across the state,” House Republican Leader Mike May, R-Parker, said in a prepared statement on Friday. “I know that his experience as a small business owner will serve him well at the Legislature and I am certain DelGrosso will become a valuable member of the House.”