Crowder resignation leaves room for new district court judge

Ronald G. Crowder has resigned as district judge for the Fourth Judicial District, made up of Teller and El Paso counties.

The nominating commission will meet Dec. 10 at the El Paso County Courthouse to select nominees for appointment by the governor.

To be eligible for appointment to fill the vacancy, the applicant must be a qualified elector of the Fourth Judicial District and must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado for five years. The current annual salary for this position is $128,598. The initial term of office of a district judge is a provisional term of two years; thereafter, the incumbent district judge, if approved by the voters, has a term of six years.

Application forms are available from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice Gregory J. Hobbs Jr., 101 W. Colfax, Suite 800, Denver, CO 80202; and the office of the district administrator, Mary Perry, 270 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Applications also are available on the court’s home page at

The members of the nominating commission for the Fourth Judicial District are: Mary Lou Makepeace, Lynn Olney, Trudy Strewler and Kenneth Valdez of Colorado Springs; Mary Barrowman of Florissant; and Julie Wolfe of Manitou Springs.