Thornton Democrat announces bid for Attorney General post

Staff Report
Posted 3/19/17

State Rep. Joe Salazar, a Thornton and Adams County Democrat, said he wants to fight for little people as the next Attorney General.

“Throughout my career, I have worked to hold government accountable to the people of Colorado,” said Salazar. …

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Thornton Democrat announces bid for Attorney General post

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State Rep. Joe Salazar, a Thornton and Adams County Democrat, said he wants to fight for little people as the next Attorney General.

“Throughout my career, I have worked to hold government accountable to the people of Colorado,” said Salazar. “As Colorado Attorney General, I will continue to do just that. I will never be beholden to big business or special interests, and I will be fearless in standing up to bullies like Donald Trump, who would use their power to restrict our freedoms and undermine our civil rights.”

Salazar is in his third term representing House District 31, which includes parts of Thornton and unincorporated Adams County. He serves as vice chair of the House Judiciary Committee.

Salazar announced that he has filed the required paperwork to establish his candidacy and plans a more formal announcement later in the year.

Salazar is a native Coloradan with Spanish and indigenous roots in Colorado and New Mexico. Salazar attended Colorado public schools before graduating from the University of Colorado, Boulder and the University of Denver School of Law. He lives in his hometown of Thornton with his wife and two daughters.

He worked as a civil rights and criminal investigator for the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) before taking office.

In the Colorado State House, he helped to pass legislation making it easier for citizens to obtain public records and sponsored a bill affirming the public's right to record police activity. Salazar also wrote the Ralph Carr Freedom Defense Act, designed to protect Colorado communities from federal government overreach involving immigrants and refugees.

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