Beth McCann

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Beth McCann
Beth McCann Denver DA.JPG
McCann in 2017.
District Attorney for Colorado's Second Judicial District
Assumed office
January 10, 2017
Preceded byMitchell R. Morrissey
Member of the Colorado House of Representatives
from the 8th district
In office
January 7, 2009 – January 10, 2017
Preceded byRosemary Marshall[1]
Succeeded byLeslie Herod
Personal details
Born (1949-02-10) February 10, 1949 (age 70)
Radford, Virginia
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Christopher Linsmayer
ResidenceDenver, Colorado
Alma materGeorgetown University Law Center
Wittenberg University
WebsiteOfficial website

Beth McCann (born February 10, 1949) is an American politician who serves as the current Denver District Attorney, the first woman to hold the office. A Democrat, McCann beat her opponent, independent Helen Morgan, winning 74% of the vote[2] in the November, 2016 general election.

Before serving as Denver's DA, McCann served from 2008 to 2017 as a Colorado State Representative, representing House District 8, which encompasses portions of central Denver, Colorado.[3]

Legislative career[edit]

2008 election[edit]

Beth McCann defeated Matt Bergles and Cindy Lowery in the contested Democratic primary in August, taking 49 percent of votes cast.[4]

McCann faced no opposition in the November 2008 general election. Her candidacy was endorsed by the Denver Post. [5]

2009 legislative session[edit]

For the 2009 legislative session, McCann was named to seats on the House Appropriations Committee, the House State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee, and was tapped to be vice-chair of the House Judiciary Committee.[6]

McCann sponsored legislation to limit the number of dogs owned by commercial dog breeders to 25 and to require annual veterinary exams for breeding dogs.[7]

2012 election[edit]

In the 2012 General Election, Representative McCann faced Republican challenger Alan Johnson. McCann was elected by a wide margin of 83% to 13%.[8][9]


  1. ^ "House Journal - January 7, 2009" (pdf). Colorado General Assembly. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
  2. ^ New York Times. Colorado 2nd District Attorney Results: Beth McCann Wins. Viewed 2017-01-06.
  3. ^ "State House District 8". COMaps. Archived from the original on 2009-02-15. Retrieved 2008-11-08.
  4. ^ "Colorado Statewide Cumulative Report - 2008 Primary Election". Colorado Secretary of State. Retrieved 2008-04-13.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Norris, Wendy; Bob Spencer (3 November 2008). "State candidate endorsement watch". Colorado Independent. Retrieved 2008-11-07.
  6. ^ "House Democrats Unveil 2009 Committee Chairs & Assignments" (Press release). Colorado House Democrats. 18 November 2008. Archived from the original on 3 January 2010.
  7. ^ Staff Reports (23 January 2009). "New Colorado bill would mandate annual veterinary examinations for breeding dogs". DVM Newsmagazine. Retrieved 2009-02-22.
  8. ^ "CO - Election Results - Colorado Secretary of State". Archived from the original on 2017-03-14.
  9. ^ "State House 2012 Election Results - Denver Post".

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