Broomfield District Attorney Term Limit Question (November 2011)

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A Broomfield District Attorney Term Limit Question was on the November 1, 2011 ballot in the 17th Judicial District area which is in Adams and Broomfield Counties.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 16,293 (28.46%)
  • NO 40,954 (71.54%)Defeatedd[1]


  • YES 4,555 (38.09%)
  • NO 7,405 (61.91%)Defeatedd[2]

This measure sought to allow the term limits of the 17th Judicial District Attorney to be extended from two to three consecutive terms. The current district attorney, Don Quick, had petitioned to get this issue on the ballot, but since it was unanimously approved by the council beforehand, there was no need for the petition. Though the county clerk did not verify the signatures, it was thought that enough had been submitted to place the issue on the ballot if the council did not. It was noted by Quick that a limited term hinders the position and that other counties in the state recently extended their district attorney's term limits.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the term limit of the District Attorney in the 17th Judicial District (Adams County and the City and County of Broomfield) be modified from two consecutive terms to three consecutive terms?[4][5]