I grew up a middle class kid from Lakewood, with a strong desire to serve my community, my state, and my country. Like my wife and young children, I am the product of public education. To help pay for college, I earned a U.S. Army ROTC scholarship and took it to the University of Colorado-Boulder, where I received a degree in Economics and Political Science, and eventually, a law degree from CU.
I am the elected District Attorney representing the 18th Judicial District, which includes 1 million Coloradans in Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties. It is a jurisdiction larger than the state of Connecticut and forty-five percent more populous than Denver. Since taking office in 2013, I have created one of the most transparent and fiscally responsible public offices in the state.
As a member of the U.S. Army Reserve, I have been mobilized to active duty twice since 9/11 and most recently served as the Chief of Military Justice for Fort Carson, and ultimately, for the U.S. Division-North, 4th Infantry Division in Tikrit, Iraq. I am a Colonel in the Colorado Army National Guard serving as a legal advisor for NORAD/NORTHCOM.
My wife, Marcia, and I reside in Parker with our four kids. Marcia has been an entrepreneur and successful local business owner for more than seventeen years.