The Twelfth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet at the Alamosa Combined Court on Friday, October 21, 2011, to interview and select nominees for appointment by Governor Hickenlooper to the office of County Court Judge for Alamosa County. The vacancy will be created by the appointment of the Honorable Michael A. Gonzales to the District Court bench for the Twelfth Judicial District, effective October 1, 2011.
Eligible applicants for appointment to fill the vacancy must be qualified electors of Alamosa 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. Applications must be received by Wednesday, October 5. The appointed county court judge will serve an initial provisional term of two years before facing a retention election. Retained judges serve four-year terms.