“Every vote I make at the Capitol will be based on what is best for the people of Colorado and the North Metro Area.”
Steve is a fourth generation Coloradoan born in Sterling, Colorado. After graduating from Westminster High School he joined the U.S. Marine Corps serving from 1988 to 1991.
In 1998, Steve earned a B.A. in Sociology at Metropolitan State College of Denver. While attending Metro State full time Steve was also employed with a company in the corrugated box industry where he was a machine operator, quality assurance technician and supervisor.
Steve was elected to Thornton City Council in 2003 and re-elected in 2007. Steve enjoys playing games with his grandson Cash and his son Liam. Steve’s sister also lives in Colorado. His father was in the country music industry, writing three number one songs in the 1970’s, and Steve’s mother is a successful business professional.
From 2007 to 2009, Steve served as Mayor Pro Tem. In 2009, Steve was hired as a Contract Specialist for the Department of Interior, U.S. Geological Survey working at the Denver Federal Center in Lakewood. Steve’s dedication to conservation is what drew him to a Department whose mission statement, in part, is to preserve our nation’s open spaces and wildlife areas.
Now, Steve is a State Representative serving you at the State Capitol. Steve was elected by the people of Northglenn, Federal Heights and portions of Thornton and Adams County. Send an email to Steve by clicking on the contact tab above.
Colorado Veterinary Medical Association Award
On September 19, 2015 the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association honored me with the President’s Award for my work on HB 15-1187 Veterinary Peer Health bill. This bill allows veterinarians the same privileges that medical doctors, dentists and pharmacists currently have. This bill gives veterinarians the opportunity to have a mental and physical evaluation if a formal complaint is made against them to the State Board of Veterinary Medicine before their license is suspended.
2015 Senior Lobby Award
On August 22, 2015 the Senior Lobby awarded me with an award at their annual meeting for “extraordinary support for senior issues”. This was in appreciation for running HB 15-1100 that would have transferred money promised to senior programs in Colorado General Fund to the Older Coloradoan’s Cash fund to ensure that the money would be used for senior programs and not be used for other budgetary needs.
United Veterans Committee of Colorado 2014 Distinguished Legislator Award
On April 19, 2015 the United Veterans Committee of Colorado presented me with the Distinguished Legislator Award. Having served in the United States Marine Corps, this award is meaningful to me.
HB 14-1373 was the bill I championed which made sure surviving spouses of a disabled veteran, who qualified for a property tax exemption, may also claim the exemption following the death of the veteran. It is the least we can do for our veterans and spouses of veterans.
Colorado Nonprofit Award 2014 Legislator of the Year
I am so honored and humbled to receive the Legislator of the Year award from the Colorado Nonprofit Association! This is one of the most meaningful awards a legislator can receive. I would like to thank the members of the Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies for the nomination.
Humane Society of the United States 2013 Humane State Legislator Award
The Humane Society of the United States honored me with the prestigious Humane State Legislator Award. They presented this award during the Colorado Legislative Animal Welfare (CLAW) Caucus. Thank you so much for this honor.