Michael Dougherty Announces Boulder County District Attorney Campaign

Today, newly appointed Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty announced he will run to complete the full term of the departing Stan Garnett. Dougherty was selected by the Governor last week to replace Garnett. Due to the timing of Garnett’s departure, Dougherty is required to stand for election this year.  The District Attorney’s term ends in 2020.

Michael Dougherty released the following statement:

“I am happy to announce that I have filed paperwork with the Secretary of State’s office to run in the election for Boulder County District Attorney. I look forward to serving the residents of Boulder County for many years to come.  I met with the staff last week and I am excited about the future of our office.  Having been a leader in three public law offices, I know how important the transition is for the staff and the community, and I am working closely with Stan Garnett to ensure a seamless process.  I am committed to working hard to maintain and improve upon the office’s record on public safety and progressive criminal justice reform.

An election is an opportunity to go door-to-door and have real discussions with members of the community. I look forward to talking about my experience as a leader and my vision for the District Attorney’s Office, and answering questions about the future of our criminal justice system.”

News From the Campaign:

A New Focus On Cold Cases

This article originally appeared in the Daily Camera Every cold case homicide and missing person case represents a tragic and unexplained loss. These victims deserve justice. Their families deserve answers and closure. That’s why tackling Boulder County’s cold cases is a priority for me as your district attorney. I am excited to announce the formation … Continued

Vote for the Better Prosecutor

This letter to the editor originally appeared in the Boulder Daily Camera on April 2nd. June’s primary to determine the next DA for the 20th Judicial District will be between interim DA Michael Dougherty and state Rep. Mike Foote, who also serves as a deputy DA in Boulder. There is a push from local political … Continued