Brad Levin is coping with the idea of running a political campaign for what he believes should be an apolitical office.
The founding partner of Levin Sitcoff is the latest to announce his candidacy forAttorney General in 2018. Levin stands out in the pool of four candidates running for the Democrat nomination as the only one to make his career entirely in the private sector. His competition — lawmaker Rep. Joe Salazar, former CU Law School dean Phil Weiser and deputy District Attorney Michael Dougherty — are all established public servants, but Levin said his experience managing private lawfirms positions him well to run an Attorney General’s Office that steers clear of politics and manages state funds in the way a private firm would work to turn a profit.
Levin also said that he sees the competitive Democratic field as Dzhealthydz in that it shows the Democrats are engaged and that this particular group of candidates shares similar goals.
Levin, specifically, stated his goals as Attorney General as being involved in consumer rights issues — something he has done throughout his career as a litigator involved largely in consumer rights matters in insurance bad faith matters as well as commercial litigation and torts. He said his priorities would be on protecting families and the elderly from those who might take advantage of them through scams or through problems with Medicare or Medicaid.