DENVER — Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the First, Second, Third, Seventh, Eleventh, Eighteenth and Twenty-Second Judicial District Nominating Commissions.

First Judicial District Nominating Commission
Effective January 1, 2017 for a term expiring December 31, 2022:

  • Nicole Dews of Lakewood, to serve as a non-attorney and as a Republican from Jefferson County, appointed.

Second Judicial District Nominating Commission
Effective January 1, 2017 for a term expiring December 31, 2022:

  • Sean Bradley of Denver, to serve as a non-attorney and as a Democrat from Denver County, appointed.

Third Judicial District Nominating Commission
Effective January 1, 2017 expiring December 31, 2022:

  • Paula Irene Murphy of Trinidad, to serve as a non-attorney and as a Democrat member from Las Animas County, appointed;
  • Patricia Elinor Walls of Trinidad, to serve as a non-attorney and as an Unaffiliated member from Las Animas County, appointed.

Seventh Judicial District Nominating Commission
Effective January 1, 2017, for a term expiring December 31, 2022:

  • Matthew Soper of Orchard City, to serve as a non-attorney and as a Republican from Delta County, appointed.

Eleventh Judicial District Nominating Commission
Effective January 1, 2017 for a term expiring December 31, 2022:

  • William Mark Holt of Westcliffe, to serve as a non-attorney and as a Republican from Custer County, appointed.

Eighteenth Judicial District Nominating Commission
Effective January 1, 2017,  for a term expiring December 31, 2022:

  • Delford Philips of Denver, to serve as a non-attorney and as an Unaffiliated member from Arapahoe County, appointed;
  • Christopher Richardson of Elizabeth, to serve as a non-attorney and as a Republican from Elbert County, appointed;
  • Michael Yowell of Hugo, to serve as a non-attorney and as a Republican from Lincoln County, appointed.

Twenty-Second Judicial District Nominating Commission
Effective January 1, 2017, for a term expiring December 31, 2022:

  • Larry Don Suckla of Dolores, to serve as a non-attorney and as an Unaffiliated member from Montezuma County, appointed.

About Colorado’s Judicial District Nominating Commissions:

Each of Colorado’s 22 judicial districts has a nominating commission that selects nominees for district and county judicial vacancies. Each district nominating commission is chaired by a justice of the Supreme Court, who is a non-voting member of the commission.

Each judicial district nominating commission consists of seven citizens residing in that judicial district. No more than four members can be from the same political party, and there must be at least one voting member from each county in the district. In all districts with populations of more than 35,000, the voting members consist of three people admitted to practice law in Colorado and four people not admitted to practice law in Colorado. In judicial districts with populations under 35,000, at least four voting members are people not admitted to practice law in Colorado. It is determined by majority vote of the governor, attorney general and chief justice how many, if any, of the remaining three members will be persons admitted to practice law in Colorado.

Commission members serve six-year terms. Non-lawyers, who are the majority of every nominating commission, are appointed by the governor. Lawyer members are appointed by joint action of the governor, attorney general, and chief justice.