Kevin Rants joins City Council
By Carin R. Kirkegaard; photo courtesy of Kevin Rants
Kevin Rants, the City of Castle Pines newest councilmember, was sworn into his new role representing District 2 at the City’s council meeting in January.
Three main areas Rants intends to focus on during his tenure are: Ensuring a clear, transparent and accountable government; ensuring long-term planning is researched and fiscally sustainable; and ensuring economic and business development meets the needs and desires of Castle Pines residents.
Rants feels his unique life experience will enhance his ability to serve the people of Castle Pines during a time of development and growth. “I have a background in strategic planning and leadership that can help propel the city forward toward its long-term potential, while maintaining focus on unity with sustainment of the current community,” stated Rants.
Rants and his wife, Crystal, are both Colorado natives. They met at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Rants then entered active duty with the U.S. Army. He served for 21 years both in the U.S. and overseas. In 2012, he was assigned to Fort Carson in Colorado Springs. They moved their family to Castle Pines in 2015 when Rants retired from military service as a lieutenant colonel. Now, Rants is chief administrative officer for the Colorado Department of Public Safety.
Rants and Crystal have four children, the last living at home is a senior in high school. Target archery, cycling, fishing and hunting are some activities Rants enjoys when his time allows.
“We enjoy our neighborhood and the relationships we’ve formed here over the last four years,” stated Rants.