Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday appointed Marcus Henson as a district court judge in the 4th Judicial District. He fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Barbara Hughes.
Henson serves as an El Paso County Court magistrate, a position he has held since 2017. His current docket is made up of civil matters, including domestic and juvenile cases, and he also presides over a criminal bond forfeiture docket.
He was previously a deputy state public defender in the Colorado Springs Regional Office and a supervising deputy state public defender. Henson received a law degree from Mercer University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia.