April 18, 2022 – The Board of El Paso County Commissioners unanimously voted to appoint Steve Klaffky as Interim County Attorney during their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Mr. Klaffky will fulfill the duties of outgoing County Attorney Diana May, who was recently appointed district court judge for the Fourth Judicial District.
Mr. Klaffky began his position as Interim County Attorney on April 17, 2022. He will remain in the position until a permanent replacement is selected for outgoing County Attorney Diana May.
“As we move forward with the selection process for a new county attorney,” said Board Chair Stan VanderWerf. “I have full confidence in Steve Klaffky to serve as Interim County Attorney. Steve has one of the sharpest legal minds with the skill of simplifying complex information. A thoughtful legal advisor, he is also highly regarded for his integrity, hard work ethic, and professionalism.”
Mr. Klaffky currently serves as the Chief Deputy County Attorney for the Civil Division. He has worked in the El Paso County Attorney’s Office for a decade. During his tenure, he has advised elected officials, boards, commissions, and committees on complex legal matters ranging from the Colorado Open Records Act to the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. He’s also handled intricate contractual matters, real estate transactions, and land use matters, and defended the County against litigation in both state and federal court.
To avoid any conflict of interest, Mr. Klaffky will not apply when the Board posts the job, holds interviews, or negotiates the terms for the permanent replacement to Ms. May.