Assistant DA Norrdin appointed to 9th District bench |

Assistant DA Norrdin appointed to 9th District bench

Ryan Summerlin

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday appointed Anne Norrdin, currently the assistant district attorney in the 9th Judicial District, as the judicial district’s newest district court judge.

Norrdin’s appointment follows the retirement of Garfield County Judge Daniel Petre, who spent 12 years on the bench.

Norrdin has been an attorney for 11 years and has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley for the past eight years. She lives in Carbondale with her husband and daughter.

Norrdin has been an assistant district attorney under District Attorney Sherry Caloia since February of this year. She was previously a deputy district attorney in that office. She’s been a prosecutor in the 9th Judicial District for eight years.

Prior to that, Norrdin served as a deputy district attorney in the 1st Judicial District for two years and as a law clerk for a district court judge in Boulder before that.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder and her law degree from the University of Oregon.

It’s unclear now where Norrdin will primarily preside. The 9th Judicial District covers Garfield, Pitkin and Rio Blanco counties.

“Although we will greatly miss Anne and her expertise, we do congratulate her on this appointment,” Caloia said in a press release. “It is a huge honor for her to be selected and we are very proud of her.”

“I’m thrilled and excited to get to work,” said Norrdin.

She was one of three nominees recently named for the open judgeship. Also in the running for the appointment were Tari Williams, current Garfield County attorney, and Scott Turner, a former deputy district attorney in the 9th Judicial District who went to work for the Colorado Attorney General’s Office last year.

Norrdin said she has deep respect for the other two nominees and is honored to have been chosen.

Her appointment is effective immediately.

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