Current Position: Attorney General since 2018
Candidate: 2022 Attorney General
Philip Jacob Weiser is an American lawyer and politician who has served as the 39th Colorado Attorney General, since 2019. He is the Hatfield Professor of Law and Telecommunications, Executive Director and Founder of the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, and Dean Emeritus at the University of Colorado Law School.
He previously served in the Obama and Clinton Administrations in the White House and Justice Department. A member of the Democratic Party, he was elected Attorney General for the State of Colorado in the 2018 election, defeating Republican George Brauchler on November 6, 2018.
Source: Campaign page
I stand up for Colorado—defending the rights of all Coloradans and protecting our State’s land, air, and water. I also protect public safety, work to improve our criminal justice system, and hold irresponsible actors accountable.
—Phil Weiser, Colorado Attorney General
As Colorado’s Attorney General, Phil Weiser has defended the rule of law and protected our rights—including equal rights for all, the integrity and safety of our elections, access to healthcare, and our rights as consumers not to be cheated by irresponsible businesses.
Phil has also led on improving our criminal justice system and protecting public safety. He continues to advance common sense gun safety measures, address the school-to-prison pipeline, and work to provide treatment–rather than punishment–for our fellow Coloradans who struggle with mental health challenges or substance use disorders.
Phil has protected our land, air, and water—holding polluters accountable for their actions, protecting Colorado’s water for our farmers, outdoor recreation industries, and all Coloradans, and fighting rollbacks of critical air quality protections.
Phil’s leadership is making a real impact on Colorado. But there is still much more work to do.