LAKEWOOD, Colo. (KKTV) - The 18th Judicial District Attorney has declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Governor of Colorado for 2018.
George Brauchler was elected to the district attorney position in 2012. The district covers Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln Counties. Prior to his election, Brauchler served as deputy district attorney in Jefferson County and as a military prosecutor. Brauchler currently serves as a colonel in the Colorado Army National Guard. Before transferring to the National Guard in 2015, Brauchler was an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, where he was mobilized twice post-9/11, and served as the Chief of Military Justice for Fort Carson, and ultimately, the US Division-North, 4th Infantry Division, Taskforce Ironhorse in Tikrit, Iraq.
“Some want to serve, but cannot. Some can serve, but choose not to. I have been blessed with the ability to serve my country, my state and my community - both in and out of uniform - for a long time now. I look forward to continuing my service to the people of Colorado, my neighbors, as their next governor,” said Brauchler in a release declaring his candidacy.
The 47-year-old has lived in Colorado for 45 years. Click here to visit his campaign website.