Judge Boatright will replace Justice Alex J. Martinez who is retiring on October 31 after fourteen years on the bench.
Boatright, 49, is the 102nd person in the state’s history to be appointed to the Colorado Supreme Court.
He has been a District Court Judge in the First Judicial District, which serves Jefferson and Gilpin counties, since 1999. Boatright has dedicated much of his time on the bench presiding over juvenile matters and was voted Colorado CASA Judicial Officer of the Year in 2011.
Boatright also served as a Deputy District Attorney for the First Judicial District (1990-1999). He earlier was an associate attorney at Boatright and Ripp. Boatright earned his bachelor’s degree from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, and his law degree from the University of Denver. He and his wife have two children and live in Arvada.
Boatright will serve a provisional term of two years. If retained by voters, he will then serve a 10-year term.