Public safety is a top priority for me. In fact, the Sheriff’s Office – along with the District Attorney, Coroner, and Justice Services – receive more than half of the general fund budget in the state in funding public safety.
Commissioners recently approved an increase in benefits for sworn deputies, totaling $1.75 million to help with recruitment and retention. I’ve also supported funding for school resource officers and mental health co-responders who work with deputies.
I am grateful for all of Jeffco’s first responders who put their lives at risk for the safety of others. My aunt is a former Sheriff’s deputy who relocated from another state to retire in Evergreen and my uncle was a Chicago Police Department detective.
COVID RESPONSE & RECOVERY
COVID response and recovery is my top priority, and our response as a county has been swift and strategic.
Thriving economy & workforce
Some of the country’s most innovative companies are located in Jefferson County.
REDUCING WILDFIRE RISK
Jefferson County ranks #1 in Colorado for potential property loss due to wildfire with Evergreen and Conifer ranking in the top 10 nationally.
SUSTAINABILTY & CLIMATE CHANGE
We want to leave the earth in better shape for our children and grandchildren.
ENHANCING JEFFCO OPEN SPACE
We must preserve our pristine parks and trails for future generations.
QUALITY, AFFORDABLE HOUSING
As more people move to Colorado, we have seen an increase in the demand for quality housing that’s also affordable.
Many of us live in Jeffco because we enjoy what it offers – from hiking trails to energetic downtowns to sweeping Rocky Mountain views.
No one likes to sit in bumper-to- bumper traffic. Whether you commute to the office by car, bike, light rail, or bus, it’s important to have lots of transportation options across Jeffco.
STRONG FISCAL OVERSIGHT
We all want a strong return on taxpayers’ investment. A balanced budget, a multi-year forecast of capital needs, and a sound emergency reserve fund are critical to the county’s fiscal health.
LISTENING TO OUR COMMUNITY
As your county commissioner, I have increased the county’s efforts to ensure community members are well informed and involved in our decision-making process.
SUPPORTING AGING ADULTS & VETERANS
Jefferson County has one of the fastest growing aging populations in the state and the third highest population of veterans in the state.
GIVING KIDS A STRONG START
Our youngest community members deserve a strong start!