The Seventh Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet July 24, 2012 to interview and select nominees for appointment by Governor Hickenlooper to the office of County Judge for Montrose County. The vacancy will be created by the resignation of the Honorable Jerry Montgomery. The vacancy is effective immediately.
Judge Montgomery was appointed by then-Governor Bill Ritter in January 2011. He handled traffic and misdemeanor criminal trials, civil cases under $15,000, restraining orders, felony preliminary hearings, and some felony sentencings.
Eligible applicants for appointment to fill the vacancy must be qualified electors of Montrose County and must be admitted to the practice of law in Colorado. Applications must be received by Monday, July 16. 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.