On Monday, John Fabbricatore, a former official of the Denver branch of Immigrations Customs Enforcement (ICE), launched his campaign against incumbent U.S. Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO).


Fabbricatore served as the ICE field office director for the region that covers both Colorado and Wyoming from 2020 to 2022 and worked for the agency for 19 years. An Air Force veteran, amateur MMA fighter, and former physical techniques division instructor within the Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) academy, Fabbricatore has established his platform on increasing border security and stopping crime.

Over this last year, continuing to go down to the border, continuing to see what’s happening to the United States, I just couldn’t continue to sit the fight out,” said Fabbricatore on KNUS radio. He later confirmed the announcement on X.

During his appearance on the conservative radio station, Fabbricatore also mentioned concerns about “what’s being pushed and taught in our schools” and “our super high taxes and cost of living.”

Fabbricatore, a Republican, recently appeared on Montana Talks with Aaron Flint and expressed concerns over security for both the north and south borders of the U.S.

Colorado’s 6th Congressional District (CD-6) encompasses southeastern Denver and includes Englewood, Centennial, Littleton, and Aurora. The area also is home to an Aurora-based ICE facility that has faced multiple lawsuits in recent years for inmate deaths and for refusing to comply with investigations.

Crow has held the congressional seat for six years after defeating the incumbent former Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), who now serves as the mayor of Aurora, in 2018. Last year, Crow was reelected by a margin of 23.2%.