Governor to appoint new district court judges
The Eleventh Judicial District Nominating Commission has nominated six candidates for two district court judgeships created by the resignation of the Hon. Ramsey Lama and the retirement of the Hon. Stephen E. Groome. The vacancies will occur on July 23, 2022, and Nov. 9, 2022, respectively.
Nominees Donald F. “Chip” Cutler IV of Howard, Amanda J. Hunter of Westcliffe and Salida, Jeffrey D. Lindsey of Cañon City, Riley A.R. Selleck of Salida and Westcliffe, Kaitlin B. Turner of Cañon City, and Jason R. Young of Littleton and Fairplay were selected by the Commission on June 13, 2022.
Under the Colorado Constitution, the governor has 15 days from June 14, 2022, within which to appoint two of the nominees as district court judges for the Eleventh Judicial District. The district includes Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, and Park counties.
One of the nominees, Kaitlin Turner was appointed to fill the Eleventh Judicial District Attorney role when the previous DA stepped down. She lost the 2020 election to current Eleventh District Attorney Linda Stanley, who is currently dealing with the fallout of the loss of her law license for failing to complete the required continuing education courses. That license has recently been reissued.
Comments regarding any of the nominees may be sent via e-mail to the governor at firstname.lastname@example.org