December 1, 2017
For Immediate Release
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Cynthia Coffman Responds to Verdict in Kate Steinle Murder Case
Denver, CO Today, Colorado Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Coffman released the following statement:

"I'm deeply disappointed by the verdict in the Kate Steinle murder trial, and my thoughts are with her family during this difficult time. We are a nation of laws, and we must enforce them to protect the safety of our communities and innocent lives like Kate's. 

I urge Congress to act immediately to pass Kate's Law; this verdict is further proof that it's needed now more than ever.

As Colorado's top law enforcement official, I've prioritized the safety and security of Colorado's communities, and that starts with enforcing our existing laws. Coloradans and those visiting our state deserve security as they go about their daily lives. I'll continue the fight to ensure that convicted felons who are in the country illegally, like Jose Garcia Zarate, are kept off the streets."

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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