Steve Schleiker, Clerk and Recorder
Steve Schleiker took office as El Paso County Clerk and Recorder in January 2023. Previously he served two terms as the El Paso County Assessor and worked in the Assessor’s Office since 1999. During that time Steve served as a Personal Property Appraiser, Personal Property Manager, Office Operations Manager, and Deputy Assessor. He is currently a licensed appraiser in the State of Colorado. During his tenure as our Assessor, he was the recipient of the 2017 Downtown Civil Servant Star Award and was also named the 2019 Assessor of the Year for the State of Colorado.
Fiscal responsibility and government efficiency are two key initiatives in Steve’s portfolio. He has helped the County usher in new technologies that have provided greater transparency and efficiencies in the appraisal processes. He returned over $650,000 back to the county general fund by the end of 2022. As Clerk and Recorder, he incorporates these initiatives and others including customer service and effectiveness into the operations of Motor Vehicle, Elections, Recording and Clerk to the Board. He will identify and implement new approaches to reduce costs and continue the office’s vision for innovation.
Citizens can be assured that Steve will protect their democratic right to vote and reinforce the commitment of the Clerk’s Office to conduct transparent, accurate, fair, and secure elections. While fulfilling the statutory requirements, of each department he will strive to provide efficient, personable service to customers and build relationships within the community. Steve will liaison with the state legislative branch of government to ensure laws impacting the Clerk’s Office are in the best interest of our citizens and support the local and state structure.
Steve has served the public throughout his career. After graduating from Widefield High School in 1987, he joined the United States Marine Corps where he received numerous awards and was a decorated veteran from Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Southern Watch, and Deny Flight. In 1993, Steve was named first runner-up for the John W. Finn Aviation Ordnance Man of the Year award for the United States Navy and Marine Corps. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology Management, a Master’s Degree in Project Management, and an Executive Master’s in Business Administration.
Steve is active in the community and enjoys living on the west side of Colorado Springs, where he is a member of Chapel of our Savior and serves on several local boards. Steve is a member of CATA (Colorado Association of Tax Appraisers), CAREA (Colorado Association of Real Estate Appraisers), IAAO (International Association of Assessing Officers), past President of CAA (Colorado Assessors Association), and current Treasurer for the CAA (Colorado Assessors Association).