The Twelfth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet Monday, August 13, 2012 at the Mineral County Courthouse to interview and select nominees for appointment by Governor Hickenlooper to the office of County Judge for Mineral County. The vacancy will be created by the retirement of the Honorable F. Stannard Lentz on January 8, 2013.
Eligible applicants for appointment to fill the vacancy must be qualified electors of Mineral County and must have graduated high school or attained the equivalent of a high school education as indicated by the Department of Education. Applications must be received by Friday, July 20. The appointed county court judge will serve an initial provisional term of two years before facing a retention election. If retained in the general election, judges serve four-year terms.