Carl Bledsoe is currently a rancher, lobbyist and agricultural specialist. Born in 1923 in Aroya, Colorado he married Alice Elizabeth Cotellessa. They have three boys, 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Carl served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 1973 to 1991 serving on Labor & Business Affairs, Legislative Audit, and Finance Committees. He also served as Speaker of the House from 1981 – 1991.
Carl has a Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University and has served on boards and in organization on a local and statewide level.
Among other awards received are: Colorado Association of School Boards Honor Roll; Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame; Colorado Bankers Association Special Award; and, Independence Institute Zebulon Pike Award.