The successor to long term Denver prosecutor Bill Ritter, who is being forced out of office by a term limit, will be decided in a Democratic primary next month. The Denver Post says the three candidates are stressing their street work on local crimes.
Mitch Morrissey, a 20-year career prosecutor, says the fact that he is the only candidate who works in the district attorney’s office means people should vote for him. Morrissey criticized opponent Beth McCann for stressing her administrative experience, but McCann says that she also spent many nights covering crime scenes and seeing victims as a deputy district attorney. The third candidate, John Walsh, cites his record as a white-collar-crime prosecutor in the U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles, but says he also prosecuted street crimes.