August 23, 2019

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22nd Judicial District’s Chief Judge Sharon Hansen to Retire in October

The Twenty-Second Judicial District’s Chief Judge, Sharon L. Hansen, will retire from the bench effective October 1, State Judicial announced Monday, opening the field for individuals interested in becoming her successor. Chief Judge Hansen is the thirteenth judge since June 1 to announce retirement plans.

The Nominating Commission will meet August 24 at the Montezuma District Court to review and interview applicants for the vacancy. Following the interviews, the Commission will recommend finalists for Gov. Bill Ritter to consider for appointment.

All attorneys licensed to practice in Colorado for at least five years and who are registered electors in the Twenty-Second Judicial District are eligible to apply for the judgeship. Detailed information about the District and the application are available online. Application packages (consisting of one original application plus seven copies) must be received by the office of Commission ex officio chair, Justice Nathan B. Coats, 101 W. Colfax Ave., Eighth Floor, by Wednesday, August 11, at 3:00 p.m.

The Twenty-Second Judicial District serves the nearly 27,000 residents of Dolores and Montezuma counties, and its judges hear a mixed docket that includes civil, felony criminal, domestic relations, mental health, juvenile delinquent, adoption and relinquishment, dependency and neglect, and probate matters. District court judges receive an annual salary of $128,598, and serve a provisional, two-year term, after which their retention is put to the vote every six years.

Chief Judge Hansen began her service with the Twenty-Second Judicial District in 1986 as county court judge, a position she held until her 1995 appointment to the district court bench.

Other Colorado judges announcing their retirement in recent weeks include:

Judges up for retention in this November’s election have until Monday, August 2, to file with the Secretary of State their Declaration of Intent to Run for Retention.

Last month in the Twenty-Second Judicial District, Gov. Ritter appointed Mac Myers as district attorney following the accidental death of DA Jim Wilson in May.