BOULDER DA DECIDES NOT TO RUN FOR AG
Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett has decided not to make a second run for Colorado attorney general in next year’s statewide election, he announced Monday.
Garnett, a Boulder Democrat who ran unsuccessfully for AG in 2010, is in the first year of his third four-year term as the district attorney in Colorado’s 20th Judicial District. After consulting with his staff, Garnett decided the time it would take to conduct a statewide campaign for the AG’s post over the coming year and a half could prove to be “a huge distraction” from his oversight of the programs he has launched or is expanding in the Boulder DA’s office.
That, Garnett said, includes expanding Boulder County’s restorative justice programs, developing a new approach to handling drug cases, and attending to sex assault and domestic violence issues.
The office, now held by Republican Cynthia Coffman, will be up for election in 2018.