The Seventh Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet June 5 at the Delta Combined Courts, 501 Palmer Street, Delta, to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of county judge for Delta County. The vacancy will be created by the resignation of the Hon. Sandra Miller, effective Aug. 4.
To be eligible, the applicant must be a qualified elector of Delta County at the time of investiture and have graduated high school or attained the equivalent of a high school education. The annual salary for this 75-percent position is $114,349.50. The initial term of office is a provisional term of two years; thereafter, the incumbent county judge, if approved by the voters, has a term of four years.
Application forms are available from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice Nathan B. Coats, Colorado Supreme Court, 2 E. 14th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203; the office of the district administrator, Tammy Carroll, Montrose County Justice Center, 1200 N. Grand Avenue, Montrose, CO 81401; and Delta Combined Court, 501 Palmer Street, Delta, CO 81416. Applications also are available on the court's home page at http://www.courts.state.co.us/Careers/Judge.cfm.
The original, signed application and an identical copy stored as a PDF must be filed with the ex officio chair no later than 4 p.m. on May 15. Any person wishing to suggest a candidate to fill the vacancy may do so by letter to be submitted to any member of the nominating commission, with a copy to the ex officio chair, no later than 4 p.m. on May 8.
The members of the nominating commission for the Seventh Judicial District are Erin Cavit, Lake City; Richard Haggerty and William Masters, Telluride; Leah Gates and David Masters, Montrose; Eric McPhail, Gunnison; and Matthew Soper, Orchard City.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.