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Experience & Accomplishments
Steve O'Dorisio is the BEST candidate for Adams County Commissioner (District 4) because he has the most public safety experience, accomplishments, and support from public safety professionals.
Steve is a former Adams County Prosecutor
Steve is a former Deputy District Attorney in the 17th Judicial District, who stood up for victims, stood up to criminals, and stood for integrity and justice. Steve prosecuted a variety of case including car thefts, fraud, domestic violence, and even the most violent crimes.
Steve is leading the effort to fight overdose, opioids, fentanyl
Steve is leading the effort in Adams County to fight the opioid epidemic, prescription drug and overdoses and addiction. Specifically, Steve (1) established the Tri-County Overdoes Prevention Partnership, (2) created a statewide, bi-partisan framework for distributing opioid settlement dollars, (3) formed the Adams County regional effort to address the opioid crisis.
Read more: Steve Begins Adams County Effort, Steve Speaks at First Colorado Opioid Abatement Conference, Steve Raises Awareness with Regional Leaders
Steve is a collaborative leader in public safety
Steve has a reputation as a leader who can work with people from all areas of the community, from all political persuasions, and from all perspectives in the criminal justice system. For example, Steve was appointed by the governor to represent local governments on the Colorado Commissioner on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) and serves on the Adams County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC).
Steve has a track record for funding criminal justice
Steve consistently supports investments in the criminal justice system, including but not limited to (1) additional deputies to make our streets safer in unincorporated neighborhoods, (2) additional prosecutors to take on tough cases, (3) expansions to the courthouse, (4) new crime lab for the sheriff's office.
Steve is making trails, parks, and open space safer
Steve supported establishing a new Adams County Park Ranger Service together with a Poverty Reduction effort to address homelessness by connecting folks to services AND cleaning-up/preventing unauthorized encampments in public parks and trails. These programs have been considered as a model for other local governments who see this approach as prioritizing safety while also exercising compassion.
Steve has a track record of success and commitment in supporting public safety.
Steve is known in the community as a leader in public safety.
Standing up for Victims
Even after serving as a prosecutor, Steve still stands up for victims as a County Commissioner.
Steve supports integrating mental health into the criminal justice system.
Police Officers Support Steve
Steve is the ONLY candidate for District 4 endorsed by all the following organizations representing police officers:
Adams County & Federal Heights (FOP Lodge 1)
Brighton (FOP Lodge 48)
Commerce City (FOP Lodge 19)
Northglenn (FOP Lodge 23)
Thornton (FOP Lodge 16)
Westminster (FOP Lodge 25)
Firefighters Support Steve
Steve is the ONLY candidate for District 4 endorsed by all the following organizations representing firefighters:
Adams County Professional Firefighters (IAFF 2403)
South Adams Firefighters (IAFF 5124)
Aurora Fire Fighters (IAFF 1290)
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters (statewide)
Public Safety Leaders Support Steve
Public safety leaders support Steve O'Dorisio.
"Steve O'Dorisio is a proven leader in Adams County. First as a prosecutor and now as a County Commissioner, Steve has worked tirelessly for the citizens of Adams County and he will continue to lead this county into the future."
Thornton Police Officers Association, FOP Lodge 16