George Brauchler Running for Governor.

George Brauchler Running for Governor.

Rory O´Donnell, Reporter

Who is he?

Colonel George Brauchler is the District Attorney (D.A.) over the 18th Judicial District which includes Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties. When Col. Brauchler was younger he applied for West Point, Annapolis, and the Air Force Academy. When he was interviewed for our magazine he said ¨I got nominated to all 3 academies, but I wasn’t good enough to get into them. I got rejected by all three of them. In fact, right here on this wall as you come in, I have framed each one of the letters of rejection from each of the academies as a reminder to me that failure is a part of the game.¨ Since he was rejected he got a ROTC scholarship and attended Colorado University (C.U.). While he was there he gained a degree in Economics and Political Science. After college Col. Brauchler joined the Colorado Army National Guard (C.A.N.G.). Not too long ago he became Colonel for C.A.N.G. Col. Brauchler has also been deployed to Iraq.


What has he done?

Col. Brauchler has done many court cases. He convicted the man who sold the weapons to Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold (Columbine Shooters). Col. Brauchler also convicted mass shooter James Holmes who was responsible for the Aurora Theater Shooting. James Holmes was convicted with life in prison.


Running for Governor?

On April 5th, 2017 Col. Brauchler announced that he was running for Governor. I just interviewed Col. Brauchler before he announced and he said ¨Let’s say in a dream world where I’m elected Governor?  Day one I would rescind that executive order and put him (Nathan Dunlap) back on the path to death, no doubt in my mind…In terms of what a Brauchler Governorship would look like? Without getting into all of the policy wonkish details, I can tell you one thing that is for sure. I would put Colorado first and you would get a leader. Someone who can make decisions. Even the hard and unpopular decisions that we just have not seen in the last 6 plus years.¨ Looking back on this now, I have realized what Col. Brauchler was doing. He was basically making a campaign statement but in secret. I will also have Col. Brauchler´s campaign video beside the article.


My Prediction (Opinion Piece)

I believe to the bottom of my heart that George Brauchler will become Governor. I honestly believe that because he basically has no competition. If he were to become the nominee of the Republican Party then he might have trouble with the Democratic Party. He could be out-monied by the Democratic Nominee. Let me know what you think down in the comments!