Colorado’s Democratic field of attorney general candidates grew by one more last week. Career prosecutor Amy Padden filed for candidacy with an official announcement coming soon.
Padden is running as a Democrat but she has already gained experience working in offices headed by state officials from the other side of the aisle. Padden has worked in the state Attorney General’s Office as well as U.S. Attorney’s Office and identifies issues relating to her career issues as some of the biggest facing the state.
Although not a Colorado native, Padden has made the state her home and has worked in Colorado prosecutors’ offices throughout her career. After growing up in Pennsylvania, she attended the College of William & Mary for her undergraduate degree and earned her law degree from Georgetown Law. She clerked for judges on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and Federal District Court before moving to private practice at Sidley Austin where her practice focused on telecommunications issues.
Her move to Colorado came with a move to Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell, then Wheeler Trigg & Kennedy when the office was still in its early days.