Applications sought for Grand County judge |

Applications sought for Grand County judge

Sky-Hi News staff

The 14th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet Dec. 19 at the Grand County Judicial Center to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of Grand County judge.

The vacancy will be created as a result of Judge Ben McClelland not being retained by a majority of voters in the 2014 mid-term election.

To be eligible for appointment to fill the vacancy, the applicant must be a qualified elector of Grand County 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 $76,434, and it is a 55 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, 2 E. 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80203; and the office of the district administrator, Evan Herman, 1955 Shield Dr., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487. Applications also are available on the court’s home page at

The original, signed application form must be filed with the ex officio chair no later than 4 p.m. Dec. 5. Late applications will not be considered.

Members of the nominating commission for the Fourteenth Judicial District are: Dana Duran and Bonnie Roesink of Craig; David Jones of Kremmling; Jack Dysart and Sheryl Uhlmann of Steamboat Springs; Jessica Ryan of Oak Creek; and Kelly Friesen of Granby.

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