Linda Stanley, who just bested former District Attorney (DA) Thom LeDoux to carry the Republican banner into the November election, will be in Buena Vista on Friday afternoon.
The Eleventh Judicial District includes Chaffee, Fremont, Park and Custer counties. It is one of 22 district courts in Colorado, with five judges serving the four-county district.
Stanley will face off against incumbent DA Kaitlin Turner, (D) who was appointed in June 2019 by Governor Jared Polis to complete the remaining term of Molly Chilson, who resigned in mid-term.
Raised in Iowa, Stanley moved to Colorado with her Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She drove a semi while earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Metropolitan State College of Denver. She completed her Master’s Degree in Public Administration at the University of Colorado, then attended law school at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
“I have the experience, intelligence, and the guts to move forward with cases instead of taking the easy way out by not filing it or by offering ridiculous plea bargains,” Stanley told the Cañon City Daily Record in a June 26 interview. “My entire professional career has been in public service, and I know that a District Attorney is also a public servant. I work for the public. I answer to the public.”
Eleventh District Republican Primary Outcome:
Linda Stanley 8,141 51.97%
Thom K. LeDoux 7,525 48.03%
Total GOP votes cast 15,666