Candidates for offices in the city of Westminster—Odd-year elections
- Current Member of City Council, elected 2013
- Our First Duty is to support citizens and neighborhoods
- Publicly opposed city mandated single hauler trash
- Prudently challenges extravagant city spending projects
- Seeks to end City abuse of URA and TIF laws
- Welcomes development that pays their full costs
- Says Westminster has enough rental housing units
I was elected to Westminster City Council in November 2013.
I have always been active and involved in the political discussion. Besides being active in partisan, political activity, I have over 30 Letters to the Editor published in numerous newspapers including the Westminster Window, Broomfield enterprise, Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News. I am the co-author of a research paper concerning URAs and TIF (https://www.i2i.org/the-empty-promise-and-untold-cost-of-urban-renewal-in-colorado/) and have written several editorial pieces on Urban Renewal and Transportation issues.
After three years of Active Duty with the US Army, I returned to Colorado and practiced retail pharmacy for over 30 years. I am married. I have three adult children and 2 grandchildren. With Charlene, we designed and built our house in Westminster taking occupancy in 1995.
I promise to always provide faithful, fearless leadership as your representative in government. I will not "duck" when faced with difficult problems that government must address. I am committed to the social contract of "majority rule" in public decisions, vigorously support the protection of minority views and appreciate the role of dissent. Moreover, I feel our promise to each other (the Social Contract) is to respect the Liberty of everyone to choose their own specific way to pursue happiness and to make every effort to allow our fellow citizens to live in peace.
Colorado native and graduate of Northglenn High School and the University of Northern Colorado where I met my wife Shelly. We raised our three children in Westminster since 1991 where I was involved in grass roots community & political volunteerism.
Since 2003 I’ve been an independent owner of his Farmers Insurance Agency.
- UNC Rugby Player & Coach 1979-81
- North Jefferson Jr. Baseball Association (NJJBA) Coach & NJJBA Board of Directors 1st Vice-President 2006
- APEX Park & Recreation Distinguished Service Award 2010
- Standley Lake High School After-Prom Committee 1998-2010,
- Standley Lake High School Career & Technical Education Committee 2011-12
- Graduate Westminster Citizen’s Fire Academy 2013
- Jefferson County Republican Party Central Committee Member 2010-2016
- Westminster Public Safety Recognition Foundation, Board of Directors 2013-Present
- Graduate Westminster Citizen’s Police Academy 2015
- Member Westminster Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association 2015-Present
- National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA):
- Past President NAIFA - Colorado 2012-2013
- Past President NAIFA - North Metro Denver Association 2005-2006
- NAIFA Government Relations Committee - Legislative Advocate Colorado 2010-Present
- Colorado County Elected Salary Commission Appointed by Governor Ritter 2009, Reappointed 2011-2013
Westminster Chamber of Commerce
- Charter Member, Board of Directors 2014-2017
- Awarded Westminster Chamber of Commerce “Westy Connector” 2014
- Bachelors of Arts University of Northern Colorado, Greeley 1981
- Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI), Insurance Institute of America 1991
- Certificate in Life Insurance (CLI), The American College 2005
- Graduate - Leadership in Life Institute (LILI) 2014
I am a Westminster native, graduate of Ranum High School and Community College of Denver. My wife of 34 years and I have raised our 3 sons in Westminster. I was elected to the Adams 12 Five Star Schools’ Board of Education in 2007 and served until November 2015, including 4 years as Board President. I have also served as Vice President of Adams County BOCES as well as a board member of CASB, Colorado Association of School Boards, for 3 years, representing the large school districts. For the past 24 years I have been associated with the Valley District of the Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America as Den Leader, Scout Master and Vice Chairman of the Valley District. A member of Westminster 7:10 Rotary for 9 years, I have served as Club President and President of the Westminster 7:10 Rotary Foundation.
I believe in giving back to the community and want to make Westminster a better place to live, work, and play. I am a proven leader and my record shows it. I stand firm in my beliefs yet respect the beliefs of others. I am hard on issues, not on people. Being born and raised in the city of Westminster, I am dedicated to the health and welfare of the city and its citizens. I am proud to call myself a Westminster-ite. This is my home, it is a part of me.
I am Westminster Native David DeMott running for Westminster City Council. I am the candidate who will stand with you to make Westminster the best it can be. As I have done in past when a child was taken from our community and I stood with my neighbors and said this will not beat us. I stood with the community when the Council wanted to tell you what trash provider to use and we said NO this is not governments roll. I look forward to earning your vote and serving you as your next Westminster city councilor!
Westminster is the city where I was raised, where I completed my K-12 public schooling, and where I continue to call home. Westminster is more than a city, it’s a community in which I would be honored to serve. My life’s work and passion revolve around building connections, facilitating conversation, getting things accomplished through partnerships, and serving the community. What a wonderful opportunity to serve on the City Council Board and provide the same passion.
I’m running for City Council because I would like to bring fresh and new perspectives on the issues that are being discussed at city council meetings. I might be young, but I can represent all residents of Westminster because I am out in the community listening to their issues and concerns. What’s the fresh, new perspective? It’s building community—building community through growth, development and transportation.
- Raised and educated K-12 in Westminster
- Grew up with parents as small-business owners
- Graduated from Colorado State University - bachelor's and master's in communication
- Purchased a home in 2014 in Westminster
- Worked for Jefferson County Open Space
- Volunteered for Hispanic Annual Salute (scholarship fund)
- Work for the Regional Transportation District
- Completed one year of Leadership Academy courses
- Adams County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer