Angel Maldonado has been voted Cheyenne ''Citizen Of The Year" for 2023 in a Townsquare Media online poll of our readers and listeners.

Maldonado was the leading vote-getter among the four nominees. He received 408 votes or a plurality of 48 percent.

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Landyn Medina finished second with 190 votes and Candi Gonzalez was close behind with 189 votes. Richard Johnson, who had gone on social media to encourage people to vote for Maldonado, finished fourth with 62 votes. Those four were far and away the leading vote-getters in the nomination phase of the process, which was also conducted in an online survey conducted by Townsquare Media.

What People Said About Angel Maldonado

Here are some of the comments about Maldonado by those nominating him for the award:

"Continuous community service and events hosted by himself and his barbershop, Presidential Barbershop, We Got Your Back, and the Christmas toy drive he hosted, to name a few. He is an amazing force for our community and those that need it the most."
"Created “We Got Your Back,” which provides free clothes, haircuts, backpacks, and school supplies to children in need before the school year begins. Also, gave away over 10,000 in presents for underprivileged families in Cheyenne this year."
"He does so much service for Cheyenne; he runs We Got Your Back to give backpacks, school supplies, and haircuts for hundreds of kids each school year, and just started the Christmas portion of it for toys, clothes, and haircuts for kids who need to at Christmas time. He gives everything in the organization to the community and doesn’t make any money off of it. He truly cares."

Congratulations to Angel Maldonado and all of our nominees, all of whom have gone the extra mile to make Cheyenne a great place to live!

Angel Maldonado will be the guest on the 11:05 a.m. segment of the "Weekend in Wyoming'' program on AM 650, KGAB on Saturday, January 6.


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