HELLO, I AM STEVEN PALETZ
My Great, Great Grandparents came to Denver to live the American Dream. I believe all Coloradans deserve the same opportunity.
WHERE I COME FROM
EDUCATION AND CAREER
I studied Political Science and American History during my undergraduate studies and later obtained my law degree. I was fortunate to gain experience in all levels and branches of our government. I interned for a governor and a member of the U.S. Congress, and served as a law clerk for a Federal District Court Judge and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
After graduating, I began working as a transactional attorney at a law firm in Houston, Texas and later at a firm here in Denver. With a focus on land use and construction, I played a significant role in projects around the region that supported job creation and growth. These projects were transformational for the communities in which they were completed. I've had the honor to serve in all three branches of government, at a federal, state, and local level.
I have a broad understanding of the interaction between the legislative, executive and judicial branches of our government. I will bring that knowledge to the floor of the Colorado House, to effectively advocate for and pass legislation that will benefit our District and the entire state of Colorado.
Community involvement is my passion and I spend a great deal of time working hard to improve our community. I currently serve as Secretary of the Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association and am active with multiple non-profits located in HD6.
I have previously served as president of a number of neighborhood and civic associations, traveled as a member of a special trade delegation to Israel, and led the transition team for the Harris County Sheriff.
With a strong belief in nurturing the next generation, I enjoy volunteering as a varsity football official with the Colorado High School Activities Association and fondly recall my time as coach for a high school Model United Nations team, where I helped educate students in critical thinking, debate, teamwork and leadership.
I look forward to continuing my work in these important community organizations as they strengthen my connection to our community and give me a source of feedback as your legislator.
My great-great grandparents arrived in Denver in the late 1890’s as immigrants fleeing persecution. Generations of my family were able to thrive in our beautiful state for over a hundred and twenty years.
My father, a clothing salesman, and my mother, a nurse, both demonstrated to me how big changes can be made with hard work, perseverance, and small acts of kindness. I have taken their lessons to heart, developing a passion for public service and giving back to my community.
As a child, I spent time in California and went to school in New York and Texas. I am so happy to have returned home to our wonderful state, where I enjoy raising my daughter, Harper, here in Denver, together with my wonderful and supportive wife, Laura.
Wherever I have lived, through my community involvement and hands-on work with local organizations, I was able to learn from successful leadership styles, and see first-hand what programs generated the most meaningful outcomes. I am excited to bring that knowledge to help improve our great state of Colorado.