Attorney General Suthers Appoints Tom Raynes First Assistant For Special Prosecutions

DENVER - Attorney General Suthers today announced that Tom Raynes, District Attorney for the Seventh Judicial District, will join the Attorney Generals Office in January as First Assistant Attorney General for Special Prosecutions. The Special Prosecutions Division falls under the offices Criminal Justice Unit.

Tom Raynes will bring extensive experience and a strong prosecutorial background to this position, said Suthers. Were pleased that he has decided to join the Attorney Generals Office and I look forward to working with him in his new role.

In 2004, Mr. Raynes was elected to serve as district attorney for the counties of Montrose, Delta, Ouray, San Miguel, Hinsdale and Gunnision. He is the immediate past president of the Colorado District Attorneys Council. Prior to serving as district attorney for the Seventh Judicial District, Mr. Raynes was a managing partner with Raynes, Hart & Riser in Gunnison.

Mr. Raynes will replace Brian Whitney who was appointed to the Second Judicial District Court by Gov. Owens in August.

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