Denver Area Labor Federation

Denver Area Labor Federation

The Denver Area Labor Foundation (DALF) represents more than 90,000 union members and their families through its political and organizing programs. DALF works with local and national labor and community organizations around policies and initiatives in support of worker rights. We mobilize our members and community partners to advocate for social and economic justice and we strive daily to vanquish oppression and make our communities better for all people.

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District Attorney

District Attorney, 1st Judicial District

  • Alexis King is a former deputy district attorney, magistrate judge, and currently works as an attorney with the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center. King brings a host of experience as a former deputy DA, but she’s also strongly in favor of many desperately needed progressive criminal justice reforms. While she supports seeking incarceration for violent crime, King also realizes the necessity of alternatives to incarceration for people who really need help more than punishment. Her personal accountability pledge should also give progressive voters hope in the future as King promises data-driven solutions to criminal justice problems and increasing accountability for police officers who break the law.

    Progressive voters should feel confident in voting for King.

    Running on the Republican side is Matthew Durkin, who is a chief district attorney with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. While Durkin pays a lot of lip service to the general idea of criminal justice reform, he often seems more interested in playing politics and being seen with other local and former Republican elected officials. The district attorney’s office is too important to flippantly play politician. We recommend voting for King.

    Alexis King

    Alexis King is a former deputy district attorney, magistrate judge, and currently works as an attorney with the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center.

    Alexis King

    Alexis King is a former deputy district attorney, magistrate judge, and currently works as an attorney with the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center.

District Attorney, 17th Judicial District

  • Democratic candidate Brian Mason, who is a deputy district attorney for District 17, has a long track record of seeking justice for victims of violent crime and protecting survivors. He also wants to make some very necessary changes and reforms like seeking alternatives to incarceration and finding new ways to prevent crime instead of just reacting to it. He’s listened to constituents and brought in ideas about addressing racism in the criminal justice system. It’s no surprise that most elected officials in Broomfield and Adams counties are endorsing Mason for district attorney. We also strongly recommend him as the progressive voter’s choice in this race.

    His opposition, Republican Tim McCormack, currently works in the district attorney’s office in District 1, but he previously worked for District 17. McCormack certainly has a lot of experience, but his lack of emphasis on criminal justice reform and ending the school-to-prison pipeline should concern voters. Progressive voters would do well to vote for Mason instead.

    Brian Mason

    Democratic candidate Brian Mason, who is a deputy district attorney for District 17, has a long track record of seeking justice for victims of violent crime and protecting survivors.

    Brian Mason

    Democratic candidate Brian Mason, who is a deputy district attorney for District 17, has a long track record of seeking justice for victims of violent crime and protecting survivors.

District Attorney, 18th Judicial District

  • Amy Padden, the Democratic candidate for District 18, is a seasoned prosecutor with a stunning resume, having worked at all levels of law enforcement. Recently, she has been a deputy district attorney for District 5, and she has been both an assistant and deputy chief U.S. attorney and an assistant attorney general in Colorado. Padden wants to use all of that experience for criminal justice reforms like protecting vulnerable populations and addressing systemic inequities like police use of force and over-incarceration. It’s clear Padden stands for progressive reforms and is the clear choice in this race.

    Running on the Republican side is John Kellner. He is a Marine Corps veteran and prosecutor in both Boulder County and District 18 and specializes in cold cases. While Kellner undeniably has lengthy experience, progressive voters should be cautious about the fact that he doesn’t seem at all interested in seriously needed criminal justice reforms. Padden is the preferred candidate in this race.

    Amy Padden

    Amy Padden, the Democratic candidate for District 18, is a seasoned prosecutor with a stunning resume, having worked at all levels of law enforcement. Recently, she has been a deputy district attorney for District 5, and she has been both an assistant and deputy chief U.S.

    Amy Padden

    Amy Padden, the Democratic candidate for District 18, is a seasoned prosecutor with a stunning resume, having worked at all levels of law enforcement. Recently, she has been a deputy district attorney for District 5, and she has been both an assistant and deputy chief U.S.