On Friday, October 7, 2011, Governor John Hickenlooper announced his appointment of Gerald Keefe to serve as a county court judge in the Fifteenth Judicial District, which serves Cheyenne, Kiowa, Prowers, and Baca counties. His appointment is effective November 1.
Keefe is an educator who has worked as superintendent of schools for the Kit Carson R-1 School District since 1994. He also serves as a member of the Colorado Association of School Executives and was the Chair of the Colorado Rural Schools Caucus from 2004-2010.
Keefe earned both his bachelor’s degree and his master’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado. Keefe is not an attorney. He has lived in Cheyenne Wells for 54 years.