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Gov. Hickenlooper appoints new District Court judge for Jefferson and Gilpin counties

 DENVER — Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today the appointment of Christopher Clayton Zenisek to serve as a district court judge in the 1st Judicial District (Jefferson and Gilpin counties).


Zenisek will fill a vacancy created by the recent appointment of the Honorable Brian Boatright to the Colorado Supreme Court.


Zenisek, of Golden, currently serves as an Assistant District Attorney for the 20th Judicial District. He has held that position since 2009. Before becoming an Assistant District Attorney, Zenisek was an associate at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, P.C., and he served as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Lewis Babcock. Zenisek earned a bachelor’s from University of Colorado and a J.D. from the University of Denver.


Zenisek’s appointment is effective immediately.