David Leinweber announces
campaign for County Commission

David Leinweber, current at-Large Member of the Colorado Springs City has formally announced that he will seek the Republican Party nomination to represent El Paso County Commissioner District 3.

Noting that “El Paso County is facing many challenges including public safety, growth, fire mitigation and preserving and protecting our outdoor environment.” outlining his specific reasons for running Leinweber said “that while serving on City Council, I have diligently worked to find solutions to our local mental health crisis. The impacts of this emergency in 2022 had a 11% increase in suicide locally. We should no longer tolerate consistently being ranked #1 in the state in suicide. As a community we must address the root causes that everyday impact public safety, homelessness, and our region’s rising crime rates” further stating “the County is an arm of our Colorado State government and my ability to have greater influence in solving this difficult situation is my motivation for seeking this office.”

El Paso County Commissioner District 3 which is currently represented by the term-limited Commissioner Stan VanderWerf includes Manitou Springs, Old Colorado City, The Broadmoor, the Old North End, Patty Jewett neighborhood and North to Monument and Palmer Lake. 

Small businesswoman and community activist Renee Behr communicated her full support for David Leinweber noting “David and Becky are lifelong friends, and they share my values both in business and personally. As a Colorado native and 32-year resident of El Paso County, David is passionate about ensuring our community is thriving and in particular helping to solve the mental health crisis that has burdened our county. In serving as County Commissioner David will have a broader arena to work in to help solve this heartbreaking problem.”

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