Letter to the editor: Vote Braden Angel for 5th Judicial District’s top attorney | SummitDaily.com

Letter to the editor: Vote Braden Angel for 5th Judicial District’s top attorney

I have been a criminal defense attorney in Breckenridge since 1994. I served two terms on the Breckenridge Town Council from 1996-2008 and have served on virtually every board and commission for Breckenridge since 1996. I have known Braden Angel for over 14 years, since he was an intern in the District Attorney’s Office before he graduated law school. Angel is highly qualified to be the district attorney. He has been a prosecutor for over 12 years, five with the Fifth Judicial District in different offices, including head of the Lake County Office in 2010, and the Blue River prosecutor since 2013.

Angel has always been a fair and reasonable prosecutor, willing to listen to the defense but standing firm in his beliefs. He is not afraid to make hard decisions in a case and has taken dozens of cases to trial in the district. Angel also spent time as the staff attorney for Advocates for Victims of Assault as well as practicing as a civil attorney in Eagle and Summit counties. He has also argued before the Colorado Court of Appeals. He brings a broad range of experience to the District Attorney’s Office and would serve the community with honesty, integrity and competency. Angel will also foster a healthy work environment that stresses team building, professional development and collaboration.

The current office, in which Heidi McCollum has served as the assistant district attorney for the past eight years, has had the highest turnover rate of any time I can recall for both staff and attorneys. Angel is committed to community service and serves as president of the Continental Divide Bar Association. I ask you to join me in voting for Angel for district attorney.

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