Gov. Jared Polis on Oct. 25 appointed Judge Rachel Olguin-Fresquez to fill a vacancy on the 5th Judicial District Court created by the retirement of Judge Russell Granger, effective Nov. 1. Polis also appointed Jeremy Chaffin to fill a vacancy on the 21st Judicial District Court created by the resignation of Judge Lance Timbreza, effective immediately.
Olguin-Fresquez is an Eagle County Court judge in the 5th Judicial District, a position she’s held since 2018. She presides over a mixed docket. Previously, Olguin-Fresquez was a Clear Creek County Court judge in the 5th Judicial District from 2006 to 2018, magistrate in Eagle County Court from 2015 to 2018 and deputy district attorney in the 5th Judicial District from 1999 to 2006. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1991 and her J.D. from Tulane University School of Law in 1998.
Chaffin is an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Colorado, a position he’s held since 2017. His practice consists of criminal prosecution. Previously, Chaffin was a senior trial deputy DA in the 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Office from 2014 to 2017, senior appellate law clerk at the Colorado Court of Appeals from 2012 to 2014 and special assistant attorney general in the consumer protection section of the Colorado AG’s Office from 2011 to 2012. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho in 2005 and his J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School in 2011.