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Mark Hurlbert, Republican, District Attorney for the Fifth Judicial District

Mark Hurlbert, Republican, District Attorney for the Fifth Judicial District
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Mark Hurlbert, 35

Republican

District Attorney of the Fifth Judicial District, which covers Eagle, Summit, Clear Creek and Lake counties.

Bruce Brown, Democrat

District Attorney Mark Hurlbert, who was appointed to his post in 2002, faces a challenge from Clear Creek defense attorney Bruce Brown to be the top prosecutor in the Fifth Judicial District, which covers Eagle, Summit, Clear Creek and Lake counties.

Hurlbert, 35, a Republican from Breckenridge, had been a prosecutor in the Fifth Judicial District’s Summit County bureau when he took over the District Attorney’s Office. He recently prosecuted NBA star Kobe Bryant in a sexual assault case that was dropped Sept. 1

Hurlbert said he isn’t too concerned with the challenge of Bruce Brown.

“Having a challenger is part of the democratic process,” Hurlbert said. “My record, however, shows that I have done a good job and that this office is doing very well.”

By the time Hurlbert took office in 2002, several prosecutors had already left the Eagle prosecutor’s office, leaving him with the task of organizing a new team.

“I’ve done a good job under very trying circumstances: a small budget, a huge case load and two major cases,” Hurlbert said.

To Hurlbert, Brown has a misguided view of how the DA’s office runs.

“And that comes from not practicing in this district very much and never prosecuting a case,” Hurlbert said. “This DA’s office deserves the experience of someone like myself who has prosecuted 10 years in this district.”


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