Rep. Steve Lebsock Says He Won’t Resign

A Democratic lawmaker who's been accused of pressuring a fellow lawmaker to have sex says he wants to tell his side of the story and won't abandon his campaign for Colorado state treasurer.

Adams County Rep. Steve Lebsock said in a Tuesday statement he hasn't been contacted by investigators about the complaint.

“I will cooperate with the fact finding. I have not yet been contacted by the assigned fact finder/s. When I am contacted by the fact finder/s, I will submit my official responses to the two formal complaints. Ultimately the truth will come out. This situation is challenging as there are some who are eager for my complete story to come out in the press. I want to thank the dozens of people who have called, emailed, texted, and met with me over the last couple weeks showing your support. I am asking folks to be patient. The truth will come out. The first step is cooperating with the fact finder/s who will be assigned. Most of what has been reported is one sided. Please understand that it is important for me to be as respectful as I possibly can to those who have submitted formal complaints and to the fact finding process.”

On Nov. 10, House Speaker Crisanta Duran removed Lebsock as chair of the Local Government Committee and urged him to resign after Adams County Democratic Rep. Faith Winter said that he harassed her.

Winter later filed a complaint about an alleged 2016 incident in which she says Lebsock suggested they engage in sexual acts during an end-of-session party.

Lebsock says he's been notified of two formal complaints against him. He denies wrongdoing.