Protecting our community through the pursuit of Justice.
I believe passionately in the pursuit of Justice for all of our citizens. The District Attorney’s Office for the First Judicial District (Jefferson & Gilpin Counties) has long been recognized as one of the finest in Colorado, with a history of prosecutorial excellence. For the last 31 years, I have contributed directly to the success of our office as a Deputy District Attorney and Chief Deputy District Attorney. It has been a privilege to work with the many fine attorneys and talented staff members that make our office such a good one. I am strongly committed to continuing the success of the District Attorney’s Office for the First Judicial District.
Recent years have seen a significant increase in crime in Jefferson & Gilpin Counties and around the state. Every part of the state has been affected, with the largest increases occurring in the Denver metro area. Law enforcement and prosecution resources have been strained. It is a fundamental responsibility of our government to protect our citizens. As your District Attorney, I will work tirelessly to protect our community by upholding the rule of law. My office will actively identify those who pose a danger to the safety of the community and see that the prosecution of those matters is prioritized. We will be tough on violent and assaultive criminals, those who misuse or illegally possess weapons, those who violate the sanctity of the homes of others through burglary, or their privacy and financial security through identity theft, and those who victimize the most vulnerable in our community, such as children and the elderly. However, we must also be open to looking at new ways to address the growing problem of drug addiction and its corresponding effects on crime, and the problem of criminalization of the mentally ill.
Although my office will be tough on dangerous criminals, at all times we will seek to be fair and professional. This means working to see that criminal charges are supported by adequate facts and evidence. This means assuring that our staff is of the highest competence and integrity. This means giving the defense the opportunity to be heard and present mitigation on behalf of their clients. This means seeing that procedural due process of law is accorded to the accused so as to guarantee the integrity of our convictions.
I ask for your support. I would be honored and humbled to serve as your District Attorney.