Wednesday, June 29, 2011 -- Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today the appointment of Valerie V. Haynes to serve as the County Court Judge in the 10th Judicial District (Pueblo County) as of July 1.
Haynes is currently the Assistant County Attorney for Pueblo County, where she has served since 2004. As Assistant County Attorney, Mrs. Haynes focused on representing governmental entities in the areas of statutory and regulatory compliance. Before becoming Assistant County Attorney, she was a Deputy District Attorney for the 13th Judicial District (1996-1997), the 4th Judicial District (1997-1998), and the 10th Judicial District (1998-2000). She also served in private practice as an attorney for the law firm of Petersen & Fonda from 2000-2004.
Haynes received her B.A. from the University of Northern Colorado (1985) and her J.D. from the University of Denver (1995).