14th Judicial District Court Judgeship Applicants Announced

The 14th Judicial District Nominating Commission on Oct. 24 announced five people have applied for nomination to the office of district judge for the 14th Judicial District (Grand, Moffat and Routt counties).

The application deadline was Oct. 5, according to the announcement. The rules of procedure for the 14th Judicial District Nominating Commission require the names of all applicants be made public when the application period is closed, the announcement continued. 

Applicants are Ronald Arguello of Arvada, Jay Cranmer of Craig, Billy-George Hertzke of Oak Creek, Brittany Schneider of Craig and Erin Rowe Wilson of Steamboat Springs, the announcement said.

The 14th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet virtually Nov. 7 to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor, the announcement continued, as the judgeship was created by the retirement of Judge Sandra Gardner effective Jan. 1, 2024.

To be eligible for appointment to fill the vacancy, the applicant must be a qualified elector of the 14th Judicial District and must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado for five years, the announcement added. 

The initial term of office of a district judge is a provisional term of two years; and thereafter the incumbent district judge, if approved by the voters, has a term of six years, the announcement noted.

Public comment on the qualifications of the applicants is invited with the deadline being 5 p.m. Nov. 7 and they can be submitted to [email protected], according to the announcement.

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