Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Diana May tapped for county attorney post in El Paso County

Posted By on Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 12:03 PM

Diana May, a 22-year veteran attorney here, has been tapped to become El Paso County attorney, the county said in a news release.
click to enlarge Diana May: stepping into the top job. - COURTESY EL PASO COUNTY
  • Courtesy El Paso County
  • Diana May: stepping into the top job.
She's currently serving as assistant county attorney and, if appointed on April 18, would succeed Amy Folsom, who was chosen as county administrator last month.

From the news release:
“Diana May is absolutely the right person to take over as County Attorney,” said the Board of County Commissioner Mark Waller. “Diana has an incredible legal mind. Her 22 years as both a Deputy District Attorney and an Assistant County Attorney will serve her well in her new position. I am grateful we have such talented staff within our organization to take on these important positions.”

The El Paso County Attorney’s Office is among the busiest in the state. The County Attorney’s Office serves as the County’s main legal representation in lawsuits, employment issues, and land use matters. The County Attorney is one of two positions the Board of El Paso County Commissioners hire directly. Diana will replace Amy Folsom, who was recently selected as the next County Administrator.

Ms. May has been the First Assistant County Attorney since 2017. She has been with El Paso County for 22 years; eight with the County Attorney’s Office and 14 with the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. During her time with the County, Diana defended the County against lawsuits, advised on employment law matters, and conducted multiple employee and elected official trainings. During her tenure in the District Attorney’s Office, Diana prosecuted felony, sexual assault, and homicide cases, as well as served as a Team Lead and Chief Deputy District Attorney.

Diana serves, or has served, on numerous boards over the years. Those boards include Tessa, Safe Passage, the Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) Program, and the El Paso County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. In 2005, Diana received the Colorado Springs Business Journal’s “Women of Influence Award”.

Ms. May is a graduate of Colorado State University and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Law. She is married to her husband Tony, who is a retired Colorado State Trooper. Together, she and her husband have one son Anthony (14).

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