Restoring Safety in Colorado: Protecting Our Communities

Colorado is the third-most dangerous state in the nation, according to recent reports. That’s unacceptable, and it’s a direct consequence of far-left, “defund the police” policies. As your candidate for the Colorado State Senate, I am determined to change this trajectory and make public safety a top priority.

The Consequences of “Defund the Police” Policies

The surge in crime rates can be directly linked to the far-left “defund the police” policies, such as cashless bail and defelonizing fentanyl possession, that decrease morale among our law enforcement community. It’s unconscionable and unacceptable that our once safe and vibrant communities are now plagued by such high levels of danger.

Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day to protect us. When we undermine their efforts through ill-conceived policies, we not only jeopardize their safety but also the safety of our citizens. It’s time to reverse these harmful policies and restore the support law enforcement needs to keep our communities safe.

My Commitment to Public Safety

As your state senator, I will prioritize the safety and security of all Coloradans. Here’s how I plan to address this critical issue:

  1. Fully Funding Law Enforcement: I will advocate for the full funding of law enforcement agencies to ensure they have the necessary resources to effectively do their jobs. This includes proper training, equipment, and personnel to handle the complexities of modern law enforcement.
  2. Strengthening Community Policing: Building trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve is essential. I will support initiatives that promote community policing, where officers work closely with residents to address the root causes of crime and foster a sense of mutual respect and cooperation.
  3. Implementing Tougher Sentences for Violent Crimes: To deter criminal activity, we must ensure that those who commit violent crimes face appropriate consequences. I will push for stricter sentencing laws and for the repeal of “cashless bail” policies to keep dangerous offenders off our streets.
  4. Refelonize Fentanyl: In 2019, the Colorado Legislature defelonized fentanyl possession. The consequences have been dire. In 2023 alone, nearly 400 residents of the City of Denver died of fentanyl overdoses. The Legislature must get tough on the fentanyl dealers. That starts with refelonizing fentanyl possession.
  5. Supporting Mental Health and Addiction Services: Many crimes are rooted in issues such as mental health and substance abuse. I will work to enhance mental health and addiction services, providing the support needed to address these underlying problems.

A Vision for a Safer Colorado

My vision for Colorado is one in which every resident feels safe in his or her home and neighborhood. We need to restore the rule of law, support our law enforcement, and create an environment where crime is not tolerated.

Safety is the foundation upon which thriving communities are built. Without it, our quality of life deteriorates, businesses suffer, property values decline, and our children’s futures are jeopardized. It’s time for a change, and that change starts with leadership that prioritizes the well-being and security of Colorado citizens.

Join Me in Making Colorado Safe Again

Together, we can turn the tide and restore Colorado to a state of safety and security. Your support is crucial in this mission. For more information on my campaign and how you can get involved, please visit my website here.

Let’s work together to make Colorado a safer place for all.

Thank you for your support,

Scott Bright

Candidate for Colorado State Senate, District 13

Your safety matters. Let’s take action to protect our communities and build a brighter future for Colorado.