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Cynthia Coffman (politician)

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Governor  John Hickenlooper
Role  Colorado Attorney General
Preceded by  John Suthers
Spouse  Mike Coffman (m. 2005)
Political party  Republican
Party  Republican Party
Name  Cynthia Coffman

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Alma mater  University of Missouri, Columbia Georgia State University
Office  Colorado Attorney General since 2015
Education  Georgia State University College of Law, University of Missouri

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Cynthia H. Coffman is an American lawyer and politician from the state of Colorado. A member of the Republican Party, she is the Attorney General of Colorado.


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Early life and career

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Coffman graduated from the University of Missouri and received her law degree from the Georgia State University College of Law. She began working in the office of the Georgia Attorney General in 1993. In 1996, she became a lawyer for the 1996 Summer Olympics, held in Atlanta. Following the Centennial Olympic Park bombing, Coffman served as a liaison to the families of the victims.

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Coffman moved to Colorado in 1997, and worked for the legislative council of the Colorado Legislature. She served as legal counsel for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment from 1999 through 2004. She then served as legal counsel for Bill Owens, the Governor of Colorado, from 2004 to 2005, and as chief deputy attorney general under John Suthers, the Attorney General of Colorado from 2004 through 2014. In 2012, Law Week Colorado named Coffman their Best Public Sector Lawyer.

Attorney General of Colorado

In 2014, Coffman ran in the election for Attorney General of Colorado. She faced Mark Waller for the Republican Party nomination. She received Suthers' endorsement. After receiving the majority of support of Colorado delegates, Waller withdrew from the race. Coffman defeated Democratic Party nominee Don Quick 54%-40% in the general election.

Personal life

She and her husband Mike Coffman, who represents Colorado's 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives announced that they were filing for divorce in June of 2017.


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