Here are the contested races in the Denver metro area. She also pointed to her experience in interviewing and hiring.“To me, this job is about leadership; it’s about interacting with the community. Padden, who currently lives in Aurora, is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center.

She previously worked as a former assistant attorney general, an executive assistant U.S. attorney and ran in the Democratic primary for state attorney general in 2018.Maillaro, who currently works as an assistant DA in the 18th, has nabbed endorsements from Aurora state Sen. Rhonda Fields, former Democratic Gov. Amy Padden and Matt Maillaro faced off June 2 in a Zoom debate to convince voters they’re the best choice in the June 30 Democratic primary.

Bill Ritter endorses Matt Maillaro in 18th Judicial District Democratic primary He said he personally prosecuted an officer for sexual assault.“I say this not because it’s a pleasure — it’s not something you want to do as a district attorney or as a prosecutor — but it’s to say that I don’t shrink from holding police or anybody else accountable in this jurisdiction,” he said.Buckley also asked how each candidate would approach prosecution of noncitizens to minimize consequences to their legal status. Padden left her role in the 5th judicial district, which runs through the Interstate 70 mountain corridor, to focus on campaigning earlier this spring. He's in a primary against Democrat Amy Padden, a prosecutor who ran last year for attorney general.

Maillaro touted his experience as a career prosecutor.

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And while Padden said she has enough trial experience to oversee attorneys in the office, she said the district would benefit from someone in the top spot who hasn’t spent their whole career as a district attorney. Padden has spent less than half that amount.Kellner has so far only spent about $11,000 and has about $29,000 on-hand. And I’ve been building relationships in the community not just through my paid job, but through volunteer work and from other avenues.”Padden and Maillaro mostly stayed away from directly criticizing each other. But Maillaro said the position requires more trial experience than Padden has.Maillaro also took issue with Padden’s characterization of Brauchler’s tenure when she said he has made a “mess” in the district. © 2019 Sentinel Colorado. In Nov. 2024, voters in Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln Counties will elect the first ever district attorney of the new 23rd judicial district. 664 likes. She made an unsuccessful run for Colorado’s Democratic attorney general nomination in 2018.Maillaro, an assistant district attorney in the 18th, has picked up endorsements including state Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg and former Gov.

All rights reserved. Two Democrats — Amy Padden and Matt Maillaro — are facing off in the party’s June 30 primary for district attorney in the 18th Judicial District. Bill Ritter, and a smattering of Colorado law enforcement officials, including Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown.Maillaro, a Centennial resident, holds a law degree from the University of Denver College of Law. Matt Maillaro.

Padden has loaned herself $80,000, and Maillaro has inked himself a check for $50,000.But Maillaro has spent far more than anyone else in the race, reporting about $111,000 in expenditures as of last week. Padden, a former state and federal prosecutor and candidate for attorney general, is facing assistant DA Matt Maillaro in a primary for the seat held by term-limited Republican George Brauchler in the 18th Judicial District, which covers Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties. But we also have to address implicit bias head-on,” Padden said.