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Wednesday, May 21, 2008
GOV. RITTER NAMES 19th JUDICIAL DISTRICT JUDGE
Gov.Bill Rittertoday named Thomas James Quammen ofGreeleyas a District Court judge in the 19thJudicial District, which servesWeldCounty.
Quammen is currently the chief deputy district attorney for the 17thJudicial District in Adams andBroomfieldcounties. Prior to his current position, Quammen worked as chief deputy D.A. and assistant D.A. in the 19thJudicial District from 1981 to 2005.
Quammen earned his bachelor's degree in 1975 from theUniversityofNorthern Colorado, where he received the Hanna Award for the highest graduating grade-point average. He also earned a master's degree from theUniversityofColoradoin 1975 and law degree from theUniversityofMissouriin 1981.
The appointment is effective July 1 and the position was created pursuant to House Bill 07-1054. The initial term of office is 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 is for six years. The current salary for a District Court judge is $118,972.