Clarice Navarro-Ratzlaff has announced her resignation from the State Legislature effective Nov. 12. She has been appointed to serve in the Trump Administration as the Colorado Farm Service Agency Executive State Director.

“I leave with mixed emotions, but I’m confident I’ll be able to continue my fight for agriculture and rural America in my next endeavour,” she writes on her Facebook Page on Nov. 3. To the people of Fremont, Otero and Pueblo Counties, she says, “THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART for allowing me this incredible journey. We must all continue our fight for a government that is smaller that works for the people. I have loved working for you, and while I’m embarking on a new adventure, I’m proud to say I’ll still be working hard for the good people of Colorado in my new position.”

Navarro-Ratzlaff has represented Colorado House District 47 since 2012 and is currently serving her third term in office.

As Executive State Director, Navarro-Ratzlaff will oversee the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Colorado Farm and Service Agency serving farmers, ranchers and agricultural partners.

Colorado House District 47 Republican leadership will be tasked with appointing Navarro-Ratzlaff's replacement who will be challenged in 2018 by Democrat and Pueblo East High School teacher Breanna Buentello who announced her candidacy in June.