By The Denver North Star Staff
Denver District Attorney Beth Mc- Cann issued the following statement announcing that she will not seek re-election in 2024. She will pass the torch to the next elected DA at the end of her second term in January 2025.
“After much deliberation and agonizing, I have made the decision to not seek re-election in 2024,” McCann said. “It has been the honor and privilege of my life to head up the Denver District Attorney’s Office and the amazing team of committed dedicated employees for the past several years. This was the most difficult decision I have made about my career and future, and it came with a great deal of thought, weighing of options, and consideration for the future of the Denver District Attorney’s Office.”
McCann went on to say she had accomplished the goals she set out to achieve, albeit there is more work to be done.
“I look forward to continuing to work over the next year and a half to seek justice and public safety for the Denver community,” she stated. “My goals for the office for the future are to focus on issues that continue to plague our community: The ongoing amount of juvenile violence in Denver, the continued increase in fentanyl and the many repercussions of its use and the increase in the use and prevalence of guns especially in the hands of juveniles.”