Incumbent District Attorney Seeks Another Term in Office

Michael J. Allen has announced his re-election campaign for District Attorney of the 4th Judicial District, which includes El Paso and Teller counties.

This elected seat will be determined in the Nov. 2024 general election, with party caucuses, assemblies and  primaries scheduled for next spring and summer.  Due to the predominance of the Republican Party in the area, this position is often decided during the GOP primary.

According to a press release, the incumbent looks forward towards continuing his role as the top law enforcement officer seeking justice for victims.

“In a time where legislation favors the criminal, our office has achieved justice for victims putting evil doers behind bars,” Allen noted.

The district attorney has maintained a high profile image in the Pikes Peak region, taking a lead role in handling several cases that commanded main stage media attention.

More specifically, Allen in the last year served as the lead prosecutor on two high profile cases. These include Letecia Stauch who murdered her 11-year-old stepson Gannon; and the Club Q shooter who murdered five people and impacted many more. Stauch was convicted at trial on all counts including murder in the first degree and will serve the rest of her life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The Club Q shooter was also convicted on all counts and was sentenced to five  consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole plus 2,208 additional years – the longest sentence in El Paso County history.

“The best defense against those who choose to do evil in our community is committed, professional prosecution. I was voted into office because of my prosecutorial experience. Over the past three years our office has made it clear that if you commit a crime in El Paso or Teller County, you will be held accountable and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Allen said.

Michael J. Allen was elected to serve as District Attorney in 2020. He has worked in prosecution since 2004 and in the 4th Judicial DA’s office since 2011.

“I look forward to continuing my service and keeping our community safe,” Allen stated.

Former Mayor John Suthers and former District Attorney Dan May endorsed  Allen for re-election.

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