Fourth Judicial District announces El Paso County Court vacancy

09/01/2021 8:57 AM | Crystal Rayos (Administrator)

Fourth Judicial District announces El Paso County Court vacancy

Commission sets date to select nominees

The Fourth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet Oct. 5, 2021, via videoconference to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of county judge for El Paso County. The vacancy will be created by the appointment of the Hon. Samuel Evig to the Fourth Judicial District, District Court. The vacancy will occur on Oct. 8, 2021.

To be eligible, the applicant must be a qualified elector of El Paso County at the time of investiture and must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado. The current annual salary for this position is $170,784. 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 Maria E. Berkenkotter, 2 E. 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80203; and the office of the court executive, Scott Sosebee, 270 S. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80901. Applications also are available on the court’s home page at 

The completed application must be e-mailed to the address listed in the instructions below no later than Sept. 21, 2021 by 4 p.m. 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 Sept. 14, 2021, by 4 p.m.

The members of the nominating commission for the Fourth Judicial District are: Juan Moreno, Mary Linden, Lisa Dailey, Stella Hodgkins, and C. Onye Ikwaukor, all of Colorado Springs; and Kathleen Cefus of Divide.

Editor’s Note: Contact information for the nominating commission members:

This commission currently has one vacancy. 

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