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Gov. Hickenlooper appoints new district attorney in 14th Judicial District

DENVER — Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper has appointed Brett Barkey as district attorney in the 14th Judicial District, which includes Moffat, Routt and Grand counties.


Barkey is now the assistant district attorney in the 14th Judicial District. He will replace Elizabeth Oldham, who resigned earlier this month to take a job as senior deputy district attorney in Arapahoe County.


Barkey had a distinguished career in the U.S. Marines and served as legal counsel to senior U.S. commanders during three tours of duty in Iraq. He joined the District Attorney’s Office in the 14th Judicial District in August 2011 after an earlier stint as the chief deputy district attorney in Craig.


Barkey earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver and a J.D. from Georgetown University. He is a fourth-generation Coloradan and now lives in Hayden.