MEET GEORGE TEAL
George Teal was elected Douglas County Commissioner (District II) in November 2020 and serves as Chair of the Board of County Commissioners. He loves his job and is honored and privileged to serve the people of Douglas County.
Prior to being elected Commissioner, George served on the Castle Rock Town Council for six years. Through the 8 years he has held elected office, George has earned a reputation for being pro-family, pro-liberty, and pro-business. He is a conservative problem solver.
A 1986 graduate of Greeley Central High School, George enlisted in the U.S. Army as an 18-year old Rifleman and earned his Airborne wings when he was 21. He paid his way through college on the G.I. Bill and earned his bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Northern Colorado where he was recognized as an Army ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate.
After college he returned to active duty and served as an Infantry Officer with the Army’s 25th Infantry Division until 1997. In the ten years he served our nation, George began as a Private in the Infantry and rose to the rank of 1st Lieutenant, having earned numerous accommodations and awards. He is a Veteran of Operation Desert Storm and Operation Pacific Haven.
After leaving active duty, George began his professional career as a software project engineer and IT business consultant. He is an alumnus of Arrow Electronics and operated his own software consulting company for almost 20 years – specializing in logistics management and supply chain migrations.
George served as an assistant Scoutmaster with Castle Rock’s Troop 780, earned his Wood Badge (the highest achievement for adult Scout leaders) and is an NRA-certified firearms instructor with the Scouts of America shooting sports program. He is also a member of the American Legion.
He and his wife, Laura, have lived in Castle Rock for more than 25 years. The Teals have two grown children and one English Mastiff. George is also an avid reader, enjoys the great outdoors, cooking, homebrewing and teaching firearms safety to Scouts.