District Attorney Profile

Alexander M. Hunter

Alexander M. Hunter (DA 1973-2001)

Alexander M. Hunter (1936-Living)

Twentieth Judicial District, 1973-2001

Alexander M. Hunter was District Attorney for more than a quarter century, longer than any of his predecessors.  He was the face of law enforcement in Boulder County from 1973–2001, turbulent years filled with tremendous change.

During his long tenure as District Attorney, Hunter and his staff successfully prosecuted a number of high-profile homicide cases.  Further, prosecutions of domestic abuse and sexual assault cases were strengthened during his time in office.

Hunter created the Consumer Protection Unit in the District Attorney’s Office, which provided a vehicle to investigate, mediate and, when necessary, prosecute consumer fraud.

Alex Hunter was also a strong supporter of victims’ rights.  One of his most innovative accomplishments was the creation of the Victim Witness Unit, the first unit of its kind in Colorado and one of the first in the nation.  Victim/Witness provides crime victims with advocates who offer emotional support and information about their cases, and help guide them through the court process.

Photo: Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder CO