On Monday September 22nd the membership of the Commerce City Fraternal Order of Police voted to endorse several candidates for Mayor and City Council in this year’s election. Public safety and crime is of major concern to the citizens of Commerce City. It is in the forefront of the mind of our community.
Prior to the police membership voting on these endorsements our membership held interviews with each candidate that accepted our invitation who are running for these important local offices. Each candidate we interviewed was genuinely concerned with the public safety issues facing our community. However in each race the choice of candidate was clear. These endorsements reflect our belief that these candidates’ best understands the opportunity to build real and productive relationships between Commerce City's police officers and the citizens they serve.
Each candidate we have endorsed has genuine concern not only for the role of public safety services in our city, but also in finding a way for city government and its police officers to work together to find solutions to issues facing the men and women who police the streets of our city.
Each of these candidates, if elected, are best positioned to ensure the police continue to receive the support they need to provide the community with the highest level of service achievable. A major part of fighting crime is to have the political support behind the police officers. The voters want to know who the police trust and respect. And they also want to know which politicians support the police. It is with great pride that the men and women of Commerce City Fraternal Order of Police endorse the following candidates for Mayor and City Council:
Sean Ford for the office of Mayor
Jim Benson for the office of City Council Ward 2
Rick Teter for the office of City Council Ward 4
Crystal Elliott for the office of City Council At Large
Steve Douglas for the office of City Council At Large