|Six Denver County Court Judge Nominees Forwarded to Mayor Hancock
DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock has received the following six nominees for Denver County Court Judge from the Judicial Nomination Commission:
- Emily Anderson
- Beth Faragher
- Gary M. Jackson
- Peter Q. Murphy
- Nicole M. Rodarte
- Susan Street
The Mayor will interview the nominees and announce his selection of two judges on or before Sept. 20, 2012. The appointments will fill the vacancies created by the retirements of Judge Andrew Armatas and Judge Aileen Ortiz-White.
The Judicial Nomination Commission (“JNC”) is established by Charter. It is composed of three attorneys and four non-attorneys, appointed by the Mayor, serving a term of four years. The Presiding Judge of the Denver County Court John Marcucci serves in an ex-officio advisory capacity. When a judicial vacancy is created, the JNC announces the vacancy and the timeline in which to apply for nomination.
During the confidential process in which the JNC considers the candidates, the Commissioners apply rigorous and consistent standards for integrity, legal knowledge and ability, experience, temperament and diligence. The JNC carefully reviews the applications and selects candidates to interview. After the interviews and much deliberation, the JNC elects nominees for judicial vacancies for the Mayor’s consideration. Once the JNC has transmitted the names, the Mayor has 15 days in which to appoint the new County Court Judges.
For further information, starting Monday, Sept. 10, please contact:
Director of Boards and Commissions
For immediate assistance, please contact:
Presiding Judge John Marcucci
Denver County Court