The Denver Post - - NEWS - By John Fr­yar

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.

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