Applications Available for 17th District Judgeship

The 17th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet at the Adams County Justice Center on Aug. 14 to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of district judge for the 17th Judicial District, which includes Adams and Broomfield counties. The vacancy will be created by the retirement of Judge Thomas Ensor. The vacancy will occur on Sept. 28.

To be eligible, the applicant must be a qualified elector of the 17th Judicial District at the time of investiture and must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado for five years. The current annual salary for this position is $163,303. 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 Monica Márquez, 2 E. 14th Ave. in Denver and the office of the district administrator, Benjamin Stough, 1100 Judicial Center Drive in Brighton. 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. July 17. 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. July 10.

The members of the nominating commission for the 17th Judicial District are: Margaret Burd of Thornton; Daniel Carr, Jennifer Chavez, Joann Dawe, and Patricia Jarzobski of Westminster; Christina Gomez of Commerce City; and Linda Rodriguez of Broomfield.