Applications Available for 7th District Judge Seat

The 7th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet Oct. 3 at the Ouray County Courthouse at a date to be determined later to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of county judge for Ouray County. The vacancy will be created by the appointment to the District Court bench of Judge Donald Corwin Jackson. The vacancy occurred on Sept. 8.

To be eligible, the applicant must be a qualified elector of Ouray 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 $31,255.60, 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.

The annual salary for the position is $31,255.60, 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 Richard L. Gabriel, 2 E. 14th Ave. in Denver; and the office of the district administrator, Tammy Carroll, 1200 N. Grand Ave. in Montrose. Applications also are available on the court’s home page at http://www.courts.state.co.us/Careers/Judge.cfm

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. Sept. 26. 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. Sept. 19.

The members of the nominating commission for the 7th Judicial District are: Erin Cavit of Lake City; Richard Haggerty and William Masters of Telluride; Leah Gates and David Masters of Montrose; Eric McPhail of Gunnison; and Matthew Soper of Orchard City.