Bernie Herpin of Colorado Springs defeated State Senate President John Morse in a recall election on Tuesday.
He knew it would be an uphill battle to win, but he gave it all he had.
"I've been invovled in Second Amendment issues over the last twenty years. I founded the local Pikes Peak Firearms Coalition and I've been past President. I've served twenty years in the military. This was a constitutional issue of not responding to constituents."
Herpin expects to be sworn into office in early October and will serve the final year of John Morse's term.
Herpin plays to run for the seat next year.