Senator Pelton is a third generation Cheyenne County farmer & rancher. Before coming to the Senate he served in the Colorado State House of Representatives for two terms and as a Cheyenne County Commissioner for six years. Prior to taking office in 2013 as a County Commissioner, he owned and operated successful custom harvesting, farming, and ranching businesses. He is a firm believer that it is impossible to understand what is best for the people of the state, and especially rural Colorado, unless one has signed both the front and the back of a paycheck. Although he is still involved in agriculture and loves all that it entails, he has discovered a passion for being a part of a problem-solving body. He has a deep-seated love for the people of rural Colorado and appreciates the ability he has had the last three years to help promote good legislation and ward off bad legislation.
Rod and his wife of 43 years are the proud parents of two grown daughters and grandparents of six grandchildren. Preserving our society for future generations is what keeps him driven to make and maintain common-sense, ethical and practical legislation for our great state. He believes that we owe it to future generations to fight for the rights and freedoms that we’ve enjoyed.