BROOMFIELD, CO, April 14 – Phil Weiser received 52.87 percent of delegate votes cast in today’s State Assembly hosted by the Colorado Democratic Party, winning top line on June’s primary ballot. He earned over 16 percent more than the next AG candidate, Colorado Representative Joe Salazar, who received 36.58 percent of votes cast. Amy Padden received 10.54 percent. In total, Weiser received 1,805 of 3,414 votes cast for Attorney General.

In an impassioned speech to the assembly, Weiser described his commitment to defend constitutional freedoms, fight for opportunity for all Coloradans, and protect the state’s land, air, and water. Weiser also discussed his visit to all 64 counties in Colorado, what he learned from listening to people across the state, and what type of leader he will be as Colorado’s next Attorney General.

Joined by his family on stage, Weiser dedicated a portion of his speech to acknowledging his mother, Estare Weiser, who was liberated from the Buchenwald concentration camp on April 14, 1945 – 73 years ago today.

Explained Weiser, “It is my great honor to share my vision for the Attorney General’s office with so many of our party’s most engaged representatives at State Assembly. As someone who has never run for office, it is uplifting to win the support of the Democratic Party and receive the top line for the June primary. This accomplishment reflects the hard work of the over 1,000 volunteers who have joined me on this journey. I look forward to building on this support as we continue to engage voters in advance of the June 26th primary.”