Colorado Attorney General

Employer / Organization

Colorado

Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

May 17, 2018 - Jul 12, 2018

Description

The Attorney General of Colorado has primary authority for enforcement of consumer protection and antitrust laws, prosecution of criminal appeals and some complex white-collar crimes, the statewide grand jury, training and certification of peace officers, and certain natural resource and environmental matters. The Colorado Attorney General serves as the state government's legal counsel and advisor. As head of the Colorado Department of Law, the attorney general's statutory duties include, "enforcing the criminal laws of the state in cooperation with district attorneys, and "[representing] and [defending] the legal interests of the people of the State of Colorado." According to the office website, the attorney general has primary authority over, "enforcement of consumer protection and antitrust laws, prosecution of criminal appeals and some complex white-collar crimes, the Statewide Grand Jury, training and certification of peace officers, and certain natural resource and environmental matters." Additionally, the attorney general may be required by the governor to participate in civil or criminal cases in which the state has an interest. The salary for this office is $80,000/year.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the State of Colorado Secretary of State Elections Division office to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. 2) Obtain and complete the required filing papers and submit the required filing papers to the Colorado Secretary of State Elections Division office. If you plan to run as an unaffiliated candidate, these filing papers include campaign finance forms and a petition format you must request from the Colorado Secretary of State Elections Division. If you plan to run as a major party candidate please contact your party headquarters. Major party candidates can gain ballot access to the primary held the last Tuesday in June either through party assemblies or by a primary petition that must be submitted to the Colorado Secretary of State Elections Division no later than 85 days before they primary election. Minor party candidates have different filing requirements and are encouraged to consult with the Colorado Secretary of State Elections Division. 3) If running as an unaffiliated candidate, circulate the petitions between 173 and 117 days before the general election held in November to appear on the ballot. Petition signature requirements vary by office. If you have any questions please contact the Colorado Secretary of State Elections Division by phone at 303-895-2000. For more information see the Colorado Secretary of State website: http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/main.html And the 2016 Colorado Election Calendar: https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/calendars/2016ElectionCalendar.pdf