Accomplishments: working for you


As your Weld County Sheriff

  • First law enforcement agency to place registered sex offenders on a sex offender Web site
  • Worked with the state legislature to change the law regarding sex offender websites. Because of my efforts nearly all law enforcement agencies now have sex offenders listed on their webpage
  • Created the “25 Most Wanted” on the Weld County Sheriff’s Office Webpage, which also runs once a month in the Greeley Tribune resulting in the capture of numerous fugitives and felons
  • Reduced the crime rate by 50 percent since 2005
  • Higher arrest rates
  • Lowered by half response times to “priority one” calls
  • Had the vision to create the Northern Colorado Regional Crime Lab
  • Oversaw the creation and building of the Weld County Fallen Officer Memorial
  • Created a School Resource Officer program
  • Under my leadership the Sheriff’s Office solved the Mary Pierce homicide case
  • Started the Victim Advocate program for Weld County
  • Created a DUI Task Force amongst various Weld County Law Enforcement agencies
  • Reduced the number of fatal accidents on Weld County Roads (93 in 2004 – 42 in 2012)
  • Created a $500 scholarship for graduating Weld County High School Seniors
  • Every year came in under budget and returned money to the general fund

As your State Senator

  • Named Legislative “Rookie of the Year” by Law Week Colorado
  • Named “Champion of Economic Freedom” by Americans For Prosperity Colorado
  • Award for Conservative Excellence from the American Conservative Union
  • Senate Majority Whip
  • Chair of Senate Transportation Committee
  • Vice-Chair of Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Member of Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy
  • Member of Select Senate Committee on Energy
  • Past Chair of Committee on Legal Services
  • Sponsored and passed felony DUI legislation
  • Sponsored and passed legislation to provide services rather than jail for persons in mental health crisis
  • Sponsored legislation to allow military personnel under 21 to apply for a concealed carry permit
  • Sponsored legislation to repeal standard capacity magazine ban
  • Sponsored and passed legislation to improve training for law enforcement
  • Sponsored and passed legislation for grants for law enforcement use of body cameras
  • Sponsored legislation to alleviate the transportation crisis without raising taxes
  • Sponsored and passed legislation to increase the penalty for sexual exploitation of children
  • Sponsored and passed legislation to increase penalties for domestic violence
  • Sponsored and passed legislation to allow homeless Colorado children to be eligible for in-state college tuition
  • Sponsored and passed legislation to allow qualified intellectually challenged students attend certain institutions of higher learning
  • Sponsored and passed legislation to extend the statute of limitations on sexual assaults
  • Sponsored and passed legislation to require the Department of Corrections to inform victims when and where inmates are transferred out of state
  • Sponsored and passed legislation to increase penalties on intentional false reporting that require an emergency response