DENVER — Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper has appointed Harold Sargent as judge on the Jefferson County Court in the First Judicial District and Richard Medina as judge on the Crowley County Court in the 16th Judicial District.

Sargent will fill a vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable Tammy Greene.

He is currently a Chief Deputy District Attorney in the First Judicial District, a position he has held since 1999. In this role, he practices criminal and juvenile law, and supervises lawyers in the Juvenile Mental Health Court, Veterans Treatment Court and Adult Mental Health Court. Prior to becoming a Chief Deputy District Attorney, Sargent was a Deputy District Attorney in the First Judicial District (1983-1999). Sargent earned his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1981, and his J.D. from the University of Denver in 1984.   

Medina will fill a vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable Suzanne A. Grant.

He currently serves as a Crowley County land use administrator and building inspector, and as a Kiowa County GED instructor. He has held both positions since 2014. Before that, Medina served as a Park Ranger for the National Park Service (1987-2010); and as a case manager for the Colorado Department of Corrections (1980-1987). Medina earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in 1975, and his teaching certificate from the University of Southern Colorado in 1979.  

Sargent’s appointment is effective April 1, 2017. Medina’s appointment was effective Feb. 23, 2017.

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