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Phil Weiser for Attorney General



Top Priorities

01 DEFENDING YOUR RIGHTS

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02 ADVOCATING FOR THE ELDERLY

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03 HELPING CRIME VICTIMS

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04 PROTECTING CONSUMERS

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05 PROTECTING CONSUMERS

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06 PROTECTING CONSUMERS

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PHIL WEISER

CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL OF COLORADO

Intro

Phil Weiser is running for Attorney General to fight for Colorado values and protect opportunities for all. We live in challenging times – with high levels of political polarization, cynicism, and a lack of trust in our leaders and institutions that pose a threat to our democracy and our way of life. We need leaders who are committed public servants, who will roll up their sleeves and work together to solve problems, and who are not interested in playing games.  Phil is running for Attorney General because his love of Colorado and country comes before party and special interests.  As Colorado’s next AG, he will fight for our democracy, ensure all Coloradans are treated fairly, and will protect our land, air, and water.

Early Life and Education

As the son and grandson of Holocaust survivors, Phil grew up learning about the importance of giving back and standing up for what is right. His mother was born in the Buchenwald concentration camp, one day before the U.S. Army liberated her and Phil’s grandmother. Growing up, Phil talked with his grandparents about their unique story of survival and resilience, which continues to inspire him to this day. Whenever he asked his grandmother how she endured, she would say, “It’s easier to believe.” She taught him to never give up hope and never stop believing in a better future. That vision and his appreciation for our nation’s fundamental values led Phil to law school and a career in public service.

Phil earned a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and a law degree from New York University School of Law.

Career Highlights

Phil’s professional career includes working for Judge David Ebel on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver and serving as a law clerk at the United States Supreme Court for Justices Byron White and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Phil served in President Clinton’s Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division before returning to Colorado to teach as a professor at the University of Colorado Law School. There, he founded the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, litigated civil rights cases, co-chaired Governor Bill Ritter’s Innovation Council, and served on President Obama’s Transition Team, overseeing the Federal Trade Commission.

He had the honor of serving in the Obama Administration as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice, where he oversaw complex antitrust investigations, worked to strengthen the review of anticompetitive mergers, and championed an effort to promote competition in agriculture. He also served President Obama in the White House as Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation at the National Economic Council; in that role, Phil spearheaded what became a bipartisan effort to increase access to wireless spectrum and enable the deployment of an interoperable wireless broadband network for public safety.

After returning to Colorado, Phil led the University of Colorado Law School as its Dean from 2011-16, where he held tuition steady, and more than doubled student scholarships, attracting more applicants than ever before at a time when law school applications had fallen nationwide. He also developed unique community partnerships, working with the Colorado District Attorneys Council to develop a rural DA fellowship program, collaborating with the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association (which honored him for a commitment to mentoring students), and establishing the Korrey Wise Innocence Project.

Personal Life

Phil moved to Colorado after graduating law school and fell in love with the Colorado way of life: the limitless opportunity, the collaborative spirit of people helping one another, the power of innovation, and access to the outdoors. He and his wife Heidi, a physician, live in Denver, where they are raising their two children, Aviva and Sammy.