State Rep. Edie Hooton, a Democrat from Boulder, is throwing her endorsement for district attorney over Jefferson and Gilpin counties to Alexis King.
They are running to replace Pete Weir, who is term-limited. Lilly lost to Weir in 2016.
"Like me, Alexis has a strong commitment to strengthening our response and intervention for youth, making smarter use of our resources by treating non-violent offenders in the community, and helping people stand on their own feet after incarceration," Hooton said in a statement Wednesday. "More importantly, Alexis has the experience to make it happen."
King, Durkin and Raaz are deputy prosecutors in the office. Lilly, who lives in Jefferson County, is the sex assault prosecutor for the neighboring 5th Judicial District.