Attorney General Candidates Discuss Diversity

AG candidate forum touches on community involvement, crime priorities and their Republican counterparts

Democratic attorney general candidates agree on a lot of issues, but more than anything else is the idea that this election is important.

The four Democratic candidates on Wednesday participated in a forum sponsored by the Colorado South Asian Bar Association focused on diversity issues.

With questions posed to the candidates focused on topics such as increasing diversity within the Office of the Attorney General itself as well as community policing and cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the conversation largely turned on how the candidates would differ from current Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman or Republican hopeful George Brauchler and how an independent attorney general can affect the state’s policies.

Following the state Democratic Assembly on April 14, Phil Weiser and State Rep. Joe Salazar are set to run in the June 24 Democratic primary while Brad Levin and Amy Padden are hoping to petition onto the primary ballot.

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