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Friday, December 12, 2008
GOV. RITTER APPOINTS NEW DISTRICT COURT JUDGE
Gov.Bill Ritterannounced today he has appointed Scott A. Sells ofWoodlandParkas a District Court judge in the 4thJudicial District, which servesEl Pasoand Teller counties.
Sells has been a District Court magistrate in the 4thJudicial District since 1996, with a docket consisting largely of family and juvenile cases. From 1984 to 1996, Sells was a solo practitioner. He received his B.A. fromMissouriStateUniversityin 1978 and his law degree fromMississippiCollegeLawSchoolin 1984.
The appointment is effective Jan. 5 and will fill a vacancy occasioned by the retirement of the Hon. Steven T. Pelican. The appointment is for a provisional term of two years, and then until the second Tuesday in January following the next general election. Thereafter, if retained by the voters, the term for a district court judge is six years. The current salary for a district court judge is $128,598.