John TomasicJohn TomasicMarch 16, 20176min443

It has already been a Joe Salazar week in Colorado, and it’s not over yet. The firebrand Democratic House representative from Thornton <a href="" target="_blank">declared his candidacy</a> for attorney general on Friday, saying he would be the people’s lawyer and touting his civil rights background as ideal in the Trump-era when, he said, civil rights and the environment are under attack.


John TomasicJohn TomasicMarch 10, 20176min827

Colorado House firebrand Joe Salazar, a Democratic representative from Thornton, announced Friday he is running for state attorney general, motivated in part by the desire to act as “the people’s lawyer” in a political climate he views as threatening to democracy and to civil rights. “People get excited and upset that I challenge Democratic leaders and Republicans the way I do, but they know who I am and what I stand for,” he told The Colorado Statesman. “Being attorney general is about protecting Coloradans — against fraud, against attacks on the environment… It’s also about supporting business where it needs to be supported and helping boost prosperity in the state. That’s important. But the job is about helping the people first and always.”