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The Eleventh Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet on Sept. 28, 2022 at the Custer Combined Courts to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of county judge for Custer County.

The vacancy will be created by the appointment to the District Court bench of the Hon. Amanda Hunter to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of 11th Judicial District Judge Ramsey Lama. The vacancy will occur on Nov. 9, 2022.

Chaffee County Judicial Facility at 142 Crestone in Salida is the home of the 11th District Court. Merrell Bergin photo

To be eligible, the applicant must be a qualified elector of Custer County at the time of investiture and have graduated high school or attained the equivalent of a high school education as indicated by the Department of Education, based upon the record made on the General Education Development test. The position is a 20 percent time position with an annual salary for this position of $35,181. The initial term of office of a county judge 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 Melissa Hart, 2 E. 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80203; and the office of the court executive, Lisa Rowe, 136 Justice Center Rd., Cañon City, CO 81212.

Applications also are available on the court’s home page at

Completed applications must be e-mailed to the address listed in the instructions below no later than 4:00 p.m. Sept. 2, 2022. Late applications will not be considered. 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 4:00 p.m. on Aug. 26, 2022.

The members of the nominating commission for the Eleventh Judicial District are:

  • William Holt of Westcliffe;
  • Tawny Peyton of Buena Vista;
  • Julie Katz of Coaldale;
  • Brian Bumbarger of Como;
  • Marianne Wancura of Salida;
  • Randy Canney of Salida;
  • Richard Gast of Salida.