November 8, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: 720-292-6936 or press@cynthia2018.com
 
Attorney General Cynthia Coffman Announces Campaign for Governor of Colorado
 
Denver, CO -- Today Attorney General Cynthia Coffman launched her campaign for Governor of Colorado. Her full statement is below:

“I am running for Governor because Colorado faces serious challenges as a growing state, and needs a strong, principled leader who understands the diverse nature of our rural communities and the increasing tensions of urban living.

“Colorado was founded by forward thinkers who moved out west for the opportunity to create their own success and forge their own future. Those western values have fueled Coloradans for over 141 years, but I am very concerned that a lack of leadership by policymakers in Washington, DC and Denver has put our core values at risk. Our state needs a leader who can reach across party lines and find solutions to complicated problems. We are proud that the Front Range is growing, but the hardworking Coloradans in our rural and frontier communities cannot be left behind. I’m running to be Governor of all four corners of our diverse state.

“In Colorado, we share a desire for our children to receive the best education possible in a setting suitable for their academic needs, where they learn from inspiring teachers in safe schools and communities. We want to live and work in healthy communities where individuals affected by mental illness, substance abuse, chronic illness or disease have access to quality healthcare close to home.
 
“While Colorado’s economy benefits from the influx of new businesses and jobs, we must also bolster our overwhelmed infrastructure to meet the demands of a growing population and increased traffic.
 
“In Colorado, we emphasize preservation of our state’s natural beauty and the quality of its resources, while also recognizing that the energy we develop and the food we produce requires investment and innovation to meet the needs of our growing state and country.
                           
“As Attorney General, I have come to appreciate that our most precious resource is in the strength and character of our people. Colorado’s future success will be defined by our collective drive and determination to preserve what we most value about our state while embracing and capitalizing on our popularity, growth, and prosperity.” 

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About Cynthia Coffman

Attorney General Cynthia Coffman has devoted her career to serving the people of Colorado.
 
As Attorney General, one of Coffman's top priorities was to open an Office of Community Engagement to increase the public's access to the office and better serve Coloradans across the state. Coffman's efforts focus on protecting consumers, preventing sexual assault and domestic violence, tackling the opioid epidemic, and protecting public safety.
 
Prior to being elected Attorney General, Coffman served as the Chief Deputy Attorney General for 10 years, where she acted as chief of staff and chief operating officer to Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. 
 
Before joining the Colorado Department of Law, Coffman previously worked in the Colorado General Assembly’s Office of Legislative Council. After a brief time in private practice, Coffman joined the senior management team at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. There she first served as the agency’s Director of Legal & Regulatory Affairs and later as its Deputy Executive Director. In 2004, she had the honor of serving as Chief Counsel to Colorado Governor Bill Owens.
 
Coffman started her legal career in the Georgia Attorney General’s Office more than 25 years ago. She defended the state’s juvenile justice system and public health department. She also served as the primary liaison for victims and their families after the domestic terror attack in Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.
 
Coffman received her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She worked in development for children’s hospitals and pediatric research for several years before completing law school at Georgia State University in Atlanta.
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