Aurora’s Frank Azar tosses big money into 2016 Adams County D.A. race


AURORA | Franklin D. Azar, the commercial-friendly attorney billed as “the strong arm,” has made another big splash into the 2016 elections with another big check.

Frank Azar
Frank Azar

Less than a month after the Colorado Independent reported that a holding company owned by Azar kicked in $50,000 for a committee that’s now backing Denver D.A. candidate Michael Carrigan, Azar outright put his name on a $25,000 donation to Coloradans United for Justice, an independent expenditure committee formed late last month for Adams County District Attorney Dave Young.

Azar previously pumped $60,000 into the People for Victims Rights political action committee in 2008 in support of the re-election of then-Arapahoe County District Attorney Carol Chambers, who faced a primary challenge from eventual successor George Brauchler, who then was deputy district attorney in Jefferson County.

Young, who was elected unopposed in 2012, faces a primary challenge from Boulder Deputy District Attorney Caryn Datz.