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Thursday, February 15, 2007
GOV. RITTER APPOINTS JEFF HERRON TO 7TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT
Gov.Bill Rittertoday announced the appointment of Jeff B. Herron of Montrose to serve as a District Court judge in westernColorado's 7thJudicial District. Effective immediately, the appointment fills the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Dennis P. Freidrich.
"Jeff's experience as a magistrate and judge has given him a deep understanding of the law and the judicial system," Ritter said. "His long service to the citizens of the 7thJudicial District also has provided him with a profound understanding of the people and the area."
Herron has served as the District Court magistrate for the 7thJudicial District since April 2006. His many years of dedicated public service include three years as a Palisade municipal judge, three years as aGrand Junctionalternate municipal judge and two years as aMesaCountyguardian ad litem. He also served as a public defender in Trinidad andGrand Junction. Herron earned his law degree from theUniversityofOklahomain 1983.
The 7thJudicial District includes Delta, Gunnison,Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel counties.
The initial term of office for a judicial district judge is a provisional term of two years; thereafter, the incumbent will have a term of six years if approved by the voters.