Judge Applications Accepted for 13th District Judgeship

The 13th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet April 18, at the Sedgwick Combined Court at 315 Cedar Street in Julesburg to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of county judge for Sedgwick County. The vacancy will be created by the resignation of Judge Tera Neugebauer. The vacancy will occur on May 1.

To be eligible, the applicant must be a qualified elector of Sedgwick County at the time of investiture and have graduated high school or attained the equivalent of a high school education as indicated by the Department of Education, based upon the record made on the General Education Development test. The annual salary for this position is $30,493.20, and it is a 20 percent position.  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 Monica M. Márquez at 2 E. 14th Ave. in Denver; and the office of the district administrator, Doug Short at 110 N. Riverview Rd., Room 200, in Sterling or at the Sedgwick Combined Court at 315 Cedar Street in Julesburg. Applications also are available on the court’s home page at http://www.courts.state.co.us/Careers/Judge.cfm

Applications must be filed with the ex officio chair no later than 4 p.m. April 4.  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 4 p.m. March 28. The members of the nominating commission for the 13th Judicial District.

The members of the nominating commission for the 13th Judicial District are: Jerold Brandt, Holyoke; Jeffrey Cure, Burlington; David Garnas, Julesburg; Kerri Horton, Yuma; Brigitte Shafer, Akron; and Edward Zorn, Fort Morgan.