Retirement Creates Vacancy in El Paso County Court

The 4th Judicial District Nominating Commission today announced it is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy at El Paso County Court. The commission will meet March 14 at the El Paso County Judicial Building to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office.

The vacancy will be created Feb. 15 by the resignation of Judge Jonathan Walker, who has agreed to retire from his position instead of face disciplinary action over claims of misconduct.

To be eligible, the applicant must be a qualified elector of El Paso County and must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado. The current annual salary for this position is $152,466. The initial term of office of a county judge is a provisional term of two years; thereafter, the incumbent county judge, if approved by the voters, has a term of four years.

Application forms are available from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice William Hood, 2 E. 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80203; and the office of the district administrator, Danny Davis, 270 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

Applications also are available on the court’s home page at