Today, President Barack Obama endorsed me to be Colorado’s next Attorney General.

I had the honor of serving in the Obama Administration as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice and as Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation at the National Economic Council. In the Obama White House, I experienced firsthand the values that animated President Obama’s campaigns and his Administration—his commitments to bring people together, build a better future through creative problem solving, and fight for equal justice for all. President Obama’s example will guide me as I lead the Colorado Attorney General’s office.

In today’s statement — which announced President Obama’s first wave of endorsements for candidates across the country — he praised me and others for their role in “upholding our fundamental commitment to justice, fairness, responsibility, and the rule of law.”  In running to be your next Attorney General, these ideals are my True North.  I will remain dedicated to serving with fairness and integrity once elected.

The President also reiterated his belief that “our long-term challenges can be addressed best when we all take a more active role in our democracy.”  I am proud to join those Obama administration alumni who took to heart his call to “grab a clipboard, get some signatures, and run for office yourself.”  It is a great honor to move forward on my campaign with President Obama’s support.