Senior Assistant County Attorney, Douglas County Colorado
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with minors in Philosophy and Russian, Law Degree with ten years of CLEs, attended several Colorado SoS election staff training courses
I do not recall donating any political contributions since 2015. Previously registered as a Democrat and active at the local level (precinct captain) for a short period of time around 2012.
Active member of my local church, Cub Scout Leader, Chair of District Accountability Committee for Douglas County School District, current member of the Castle Rock Election Commission
As an assistant county attorney I have represented the County and its various elected officials in a wide range of cases. Relevant for this position I have helped our Clerk and Recorder successfully challenge SoS elections rules, defended Open meetings and CORA litigation directed at our elections staff and canvass board, and helped to negotiate many hundreds of agreements. As an active community member in my school district and town citizen commission I have worked with people from a wide range of interests and political backgrounds to assist and advise elected officials and public servants to meet community needs.
I care about my community and would like to help contribute to making and keeping it a great place. I can think of few more important tasks than working to ensure the integrity and fairness of the election system that governs it.
Consensus can only come from open and honest conversations. I am prepared to listen to the views of others and to relate my point of view - but most importantly I am prepared to weigh all views to determine the best result. Consensus can only be built where there is openness to the views of others and a willingness to compromise between strongly held convictions. My personal philosophy is one of how can we solve this together rather than how can I get what I want, and I see that as the essential first step in finding common ground and ultimately agreement.
As a lawyer it is my job to assemble the facts, and analyze those in light of the statutes and precedents that may govern the particular circumstances, then I must use logic and reason to fill in any gaps.