Colorado Safety & Justice PAC is a left-of-center PAC that was created in 2016 and spent almost $1.3 million on the unsuccessful election campaign of Jake Lilly for District Attorney in Colorado’s 1st Judicial District. The organization is the Colorado branch of the vast “Safety and Justice” network, a project of left-leaning billionaire George Soros that used a network of similarly named state-level PACs to finance the campaigns of progressive Democratic candidates for district attorney in more than a dozen of America’s cities.1
In 2016, George Soros contributed $1,310,000 to Colorado Safety & Justice, 100 percent of their funding.2
Campaign finance disclosures with the Colorado Secretary of State show that Colorado Safety & Justice paid left-leaning campaign communications firm Berlin Rosen several hundred thousand dollars for advertising, polling, and mailings supporting Lilly’s campaign.3
Colorado Justice & Public Safety PAC is led by its chairman, Whitney Tymas, who serves as the head of the widely dispersed “Safety and Justice” network. Tymas also served on the board of the Civic Participation Action Fund (CPAF).
- Simonson, Joseph. “Soros Reshapes Prosecutor Landscape with Crucial Victories.” Colorado Springs Gazette, December 25, 2020. https://gazette.com/opinion/column-soros-reshapes-prosecutor-landscape-with-crucial-victories/article_21672cf8-4485-11eb-be39-e7482dd0a96b.html.
- “Committee Financial Summary.” TRACER. Colorado Secretary of State. Accessed June 10, 2021. https://tracer.sos.colorado.gov/PublicSite/SearchPages/CommitteeFinancialSummary.aspx?Comm=31812.
- “Committee Detail.” TRACER. Accessed June 10, 2021. https://tracer.sos.colorado.gov/PublicSite/SearchPages/CommitteeDetail.aspx?OrgID=31812.