DeVilbiss to retire |

DeVilbiss to retire

Ninth District Judge J.E. DeVilbiss announced that he is retiring, creating a second judgeship opening in the district.

County Judge Victor Zerbi also recently announced his intention not to seek retention as Garfield County judge.

The Ninth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet on Aug. 5 and 6 to select nominees who are eligible to fill DeVilbiss’ seat. His successor will be appointed by Governor Bill Owens.

His retirement is effective Jan. 14, 2003. The commission will also be meeting to select nominees to succeed Zerbi, who will also step down Jan. 14, 2003.

To be eligible for appointment to fill the District Court vacancy, the applicant must be a qualified elector of the Ninth Judicial District and must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado for five years. The annual salary for the position is $104,637. A district court judge’s initial term of office is a two-year provisional term, followed by a six-year term if approved by the voters.

The Garfield County Court vacancy is advertised as a “90-percent” position with an annual salary of $90,123.00. The position may become full time with an annual salary of $100,137. The initial term of office of a county court judge is a provisional term of two years. After that, the incumbent county court judge, if approved by the voters, serves a term of four years.

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