On Tuesday, September 1, 2015, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced the selection of two finalists to fill a vacancy on the Ninth Judicial District Court. The vacancy will be created by the retirement of Hon. Gail Nichols, effective November 1, 2015.
The two nominees are Jefferson J. Cheney of New Castle and Christopher G. Seldin of Basalt. Jefferson Cheney is an associate at Kerst & Strautman, P.C., where he practices in the areas of probate and estate planning, trust and trust administration, protective proceedings, real property law, land use, oil and gas law, and litigation. Christopher Selden is an assistant Pitkin County Attorney, where he focuses on civil litigation, including land use, real estate law, eminent domain, property tax law, contract law, and child and adult protection.
Under the Colorado Constitution, the governor has 15 days from September 1, 2015, in which to select one of the nominees for appointment to the bench. Comments regarding either of the nominees may be emailed to the governor at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the nominees, click here.