Ninth Judicial District seeking lawyer for district judge seat

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RBC I The Ninth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet Sept. 21 at the Garfield County Courthouse to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of district judge for the Ninth Judicial District, which includes Rio Blanco, Garfield and Pitkin counties.

The vacancy will be created by the retirement of the Honorable Daniel B. Petre and will occur Oct. 1.
The applicant must be a qualified elector of the Ninth Judicial District at the time of investiture and must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado for five years.
The current salary for this position is $159,320. The initial term of office of a district judge is a provisional term of two years; thereafter, the incumbent district judge, if approved by the voters, has a term of six years.
Application forms are available from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice Allison H. Eid, 2 E. 14th Ave., Denver, Colo. 80203; and the office of the district administrator, Lynn Reed, 109 8th St., Glenwood Springs, Colo. 81601. Applications also are available on the court’s home page at
The original, signed application and an identical copy stored as a PDF must be filed with the ex officio chair no later than 4 p.m. on Aug. 31. Late applications will not be considered.
Any person wishing to suggest a candidate to fill the vacancy may do so by letter to be submitted to any member of the nominating commission, with a copy to the ex officio chair, no later than Aug. 24.
The members of the nominating commission for the Ninth Judicial District are: Julie Goldstein and David Fiore of Basalt; Sharon Day of Meeker; Scott Grosscup of Glenwood Springs; Matthew Ferguson of Snowmass Village; Ronald Erickson of Aspen; and Andrea Bryan of Carbondale.