On Wednesday, June 29, 2011, Governor John Hickenlooper announced his appointment of Valerie V. Haynes to serve as the County Court Judge in the Tenth Judicial District, which serves Pueblo County. Haynes will begin her tenure on the bench July 1.
Haynes is currently the Assistant County Attorney for Pueblo County, where she has served since 2004. As Assistant County Attorney, Haynes focused on representing governmental entities in the areas of statutory and regulatory compliance. Previously, she was a Deputy District Attorney for the Thirteenth Judicial District, the Fourth Judicial District, and the Tenth Judicial District. She also worked in private practice.
Haynes received her B.A. from the University of Northern Colorado in 1985, and her law degree from the University of Denver in 1995.