Steven Cervantes

Thornton City Council Ward 1 candidate


Address: 9371 Ellen Ct, Thornton, CO 80229

Background: Water Ambassador, Thornton Assistance Funds Committee 2016 and 2017, Adams County Election Judge 2015 and 2016, Adams County Community Services Block Grant Advisory Council 2017 - 2020, Adams 12 Five Start Leadership Academy 2016 - 2017 cohort and Adams 12 Five Star Finance and Audit Committee.

Best contact information for the public: 720 229-2684,

1.) Please describe your leadership style in three words.

To serve first

2.) Describe the skills and experience that make you the best candidate for the job.

The skills that make me the best candidate are: managing multiple projects with numerous point contact, quickly adapting to changing circumstances, negotiating and my ability to work collaboratively with individuals with strong opposing viewpoints while being percipient, judicious and focused on gaining consensus for our desired outcome.

3.) Please list your top three priorities if elected.

Bringing more Affordable Housing to the city.Have the city make a bigger commitment towards renewable energy.Reducing crime in southern Thornton.

4.) How do you see Thornton best taking advantage of the economic boom in Metropolitan Denver?

With the cyclical nature of the economy, I see Thornton taking advantage of the boom by preparing for the inevitable downturn. This will help ensure that Thornton isn’t impacted as heavily if/when the market turns.

5.) The City Council took a controversial step this summer, enacting stronger regulations on the oil and gas industry despite legal threats from the state. Was this the right thing to do or did the City Council go beyond its authority?

Yes, while I believe it was the right thing to do, I do think the city could’ve taken a bigger step by issuing the moratorium that was being discussed earlier this year. Given the nature of oil and gas, we must do everything that we can to protect our residents from the blight, harmful side effects and decrease in property values, knowing that the state’s limitation don’t do enough.


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