Steve Lebsock was elected in 2012 to represent House District 34, which includes all of Northglenn and Federal Heights, a significant portion of Thornton and one precinct in unincorporated Adams County.
Rep. Lebsock served on Thornton City Council from November 2003 to November 2011 and was mayor pro tem from November 2007 to November 2009.
During the 2014 session Rep. Lebsock sponsored legislation allowing seniors whose homes were destroyed by a natural disaster and the spouses of deceased veterans, who were 100 percent disabled, to continue to receive property tax exemptions. He also sponsored legislation directing county clerks and recorders to redact the first five digits of social security numbers from public documents if a person requests it for protection from identity theft.
Rep. Lebsock has brought a passion for issues of basic fairness to the Capitol, like foreclosure prevention measures so homeowners who are able can stay in their homes. In the 2013 session he successfully sponsored a bill to require that a loan modification accepted by a borrower will be honored whenever the loan is transferred to a new loan servicer.
While serving on Thornton City Council, he was a champion for equality issues like the policy change that allows all domestic partners of city employees to have the same benefits as married couples. He spearheaded another policy change in Thornton that prohibits discrimination against employees due to their sexual orientation.
Prior to his candidacy for state representative, he was a contract specialist for the Department of Interior, U.S. Geological Survey at the Federal Center in Lakewood.
Rep. Lebsock is a fourth-generation Coloradan, born in Sterling and a graduate of Westminster High School. After a stint in the United States Marines, he returned to civilian life, working 12-hour shifts at a corrugated box plant while attending Metro State College full time, graduating with a B.A. in sociology in 1998.
In the legislature, he will be working on solutions to the ongoing need to fund our state’s transportation infrastructure and capital projects. He plans on working closely with RTD to make sure the entire FasTracks passenger rail system is completed, bringing new jobs, new housing and new businesses to District 34.
Rep. Lebsock and his wife, Nina, enjoy going to garage sales together on weekends. His son, Liam, is a student in School District 12.