Meet David Ortiz, your next Colorado legislator
David’s story is one that has shaped him to be a champion for all Coloradans. Shortly after graduating from high school he volunteered to help resettle evacuees from superstorm Katrina. That experience inspired him to continue serving his country to the best of his ability.
He found his opportunity to further his service when he was selected to train as a helicopter pilot in the United States Army.
David’s story is one of service to his community and country
After warrant officer training and flight school, David flew Kiowa Warrior helicopters in service to his country. He narrowly survived a crash that left him paralyzed from the waist down, but with the help of friends, family, and the amazing team at Craig Hospital he was able to recover and begin pursuits in adaptive sports.
David knows what it means to fight, and it’s time for him to fight for all Coloradans in the legislature
His drive to serve others did not end with catastrophic flight that injured him, he has continued to advocate for his community, veterans, and more at the state Capitol and beyond. In 2020, David is determined to take that service to the Colorado House of Representatives.