Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Brian Boatright on Oct. 7 appointed Judge Todd Plewe to serve as chief judge of the 22nd Judicial District serving Dolores and Montezuma counties.
Plewe on Jan. 10, 2023 will replace Chief Judge Douglas Walker upon his retirement.
“Chief Judge Walker’s long term of service – 10 years as a district and county court magistrate and 15 years as district judge – is a testament to his commitment to public service, and I wish him the best in retirement,” Boatright said in a press release. “I also look forward to working with Judge Plewe in this role, and am confident in his leadership abilities.”
Plewe, who served as the Montezuma County Judge from 2002 to 2010, was appointed to the District Court bench in 2010. Before his judicial appointment, he maintained a private practice after earning his law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law.
As chief judge, he will serve as the administrative head of the district, responsible for appointing the court executive, chief probation officer and clerk of court, assisting in personnel, financial and case management duties and seeing that the business of the courts is conducted efficiently and effectively.