Times-Call (Longmont)

Applicatio­ns being accepted for vacancy created by judge’s death

- mbyars@ prairiemou­ntainmedia.com By Mitchell Byars

The 20th Judicial District has started the process of replacing Boulder County Judge Kristy Martinez, who died last week.

The 20th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet March 22 at the Boulder County Justice Center, 1777 Sixth St., to interview and select nominees for appointmen­t by the governor.

Under the Colorado Constituti­on, a nominating commission must select nominees and submit their names to the governor within 30 days of a vacancy.

To be eligible, applicants must be a qualified elector of Boulder County and must have been licensed to practice law in Colorado.

The annual salary for this position is $175,908.

The appointee will serve a provisiona­l term of two years, after which voters would decide on whether to retain the judge for a fouryear term.

Applicatio­n forms are available from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice Monica M. Márquez, 2 E. 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80203; and the office of the court executive, Amy Waddle, 1777 6th St., Boulder, CO 80302. Applicatio­ns also are available on the court’s home page at http://www.courts.state. co.us/careers/judge.cfm

The completed applicatio­n must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. March 9. 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 4 p.m. on Thursday.

The members of the commission are Mari Bush, mcbush@mac.com; Courtenay Patterson, courtenay.patterson@gmail.com; James Hooton, jameshooto­n@ gmail.com; Cynthia Mitchell, cmitchell@sgslitigat­ion.com; Claudine Schneider, claudine.solutions@ gmail.com; Tejwant Mangat, tejwant.mangat1698@ gmail.com; Laura Sparks, ls.sparks3@gmail.com

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