Cynthia Mitchell chosen as first female Pueblo County Attorney

PUEBLO – Cynthia Mitchell was appointed Pueblo County Attorney on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by the Pueblo Board of County Commissioners. Mitchell is the 34th Pueblo County Attorney and the first female Pueblo County Attorney.
 
Mitchell, a born-and-raised Puebloan, graduated from South High School before she received a Bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and attended law school at Case Western Reserve University. She began her law career in New York and began working her way west, back home to Pueblo.  Mitchell has been a Pueblo County employee since 2008, when she was hired as a Deputy District Attorney and she became an Assistant County Attorney in the Pueblo County Attorney’s Office in December of 2011.
 
The BOCC’s decision to appoint Mitchell as Pueblo County Attorney was unanimous.
 
“I gratefully and humbly accept the appointment to the position of County Attorney for Pueblo County.  I’ve had the pleasure of working for Pueblo County for over nine years, initially as a prosecutor in the District Attorney’s Office and more recently as an Assistant Attorney in the County Attorney’s Office.  As a Pueblo native, I’m proud to see all of the positive changes and growth in our beautiful community during my tenure here.
 
The post of County Attorney is a great responsibility and also a great opportunity to use my institutional knowledge and experience working in Pueblo County to further the mission of local government. 
 
Additionally, it is quite an honor to be the first female appointed as the County Attorney, which represents the continuing advancement of women in government and the legal profession.
 
Much of my success at Pueblo County can be attributed to my family and the many mentors, colleagues and friends I’ve worked with at the District Attorney’s Office and the County Attorney’s Office.  I believe I have learned from the best and thank them for their guidance and support.  Of course, my predecessor has left enormous shoes for me to fill, and I will strive to continue to provide outstanding legal services to the County, though I will likely be wearing heels.
 
Special thanks to Interim County Attorney for George Rosenberg for keeping our office together during this transitional period and imparting some of his vast stores of wisdom and knowledge to me and our staff. 
It will be a great privilege to serve as the County Attorney and I look forward to rising to the challenges that inevitably will come our way.  Again, thank you for this tremendous opportunity,” Mitchell said.
 
Former Eagle County Attorney, George Rosenberg was appointed interim Pueblo County Attorney, after the Pueblo County Attorney position was vacated by Greg Styduhar on August 7, 2017.
 
Styduhar is now serving as a magistrate in the 10th Judicial District.