Application for Congressional Commission for Susan Hope Quesada

Contact Information

Full Name

Susan Hope Quesada

Other Names
Susan Hope Bennett

Party Affiliation

Democrat

Occupation

Retired Police Officer 1996-2016 Police Sergeant Breckinridge Police Department

Educational Background

Bachelor Degree Criminal Justice Administration Masters Degree Crime Management Both degrees from Bellevue University Omaha, NE

Zip Code

80831

Background

Professional Background

As a police administrator, I was a member of several community groups. These included the US Pro Cycling Challenge. In that group, I worked with various community and state organizations to present a successful statewide race. As part of the special events coordinators in Breckinridge, I routinely worked with a variety of groups and competing interests to plan special events in the area. I also worked with Special Olympics Colorado on the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Tip a Cop projects

Past Political Activity

I have not been physically politically active. I have donated less than $100 to: Democratic National Committee, The Lincoln Project, Hillary Clinton

List of Political and Civic Organizations belonged to

None

Statement

I think citizen involvement is essential to a democracy. I prefer not to work for one political party, but rather with an across the board spectrum to ensure a fair elective process.

Statement on Working with Consensus

A well run group is made up of people who truly listen to input from all. I believe one of my strengths is to hear what a person says and facilitate discussion with other group members by asking the other participants questions that help them clarify their thoughts. As for fair and impartial, I was a police officer for 30 years. I also felt it was my job to find all the facts in a case-good or bad for the prosecution-and present them equally in a written report and in my personal testimony. I modeled that to my officers and that quality is the one of which I am most proud.

Relevant Analytic Skills for Commission

As a police officer, I was constantly required to set aside emotion and analyze only facts in my decision making. I never started with an expected outcome. I always used the facts and only the facts to determine outcome. It is the only way to make a good decision.

Demographics

Racial categories the applicant identifies with:
Caucasian
Applicant identifies with the following gender

Female