DENVER — Monday, May 1, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the 13th and 14th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commissions and the Human Trafficking Council.

Each of Colorado’s 22 judicial districts has a judicial district 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.

13th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission

For a term expiring Dec. 31, 2022:

  • Lauren Parsons of Sterling, to serve as an attorney and as a Democrat from Logan County, occasioned by the resignation of Garen Gervey from Sterling, appointed.

14th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission

For a term expiring Dec. 31, 2022:

  • Harper Lisa Louden of Steamboat Springs, to serve as a non-attorney and as an Unaffiliated from Routt County, occasioned by the resignation of James Stimson from Steamboat Springs, appointed.

The Human Trafficking Council brings together leadership from community-based and statewide anti-trafficking efforts to build and enhance collaboration among communities and counties within the state, to establish and improve comprehensive services for victims and survivors of human trafficking, to assist in the successful prosecution of human traffickers and to help prevent human trafficking in Colorado.

For a term expiring Aug. 1, 2018:

  • Commander Jerry Daniel Peters of Brighton, to serve as a representative of a statewide association of police chiefs, and occasioned by the resignation of Daniel James Steele of Parker, appointed.

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