Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Wednesday, August 4, 1999
Amy Jewett Sampson
DENVER - Governor Bill Owens today appointed Edward Samuel Colt, II as a district court judge for the 4th Judicial District that includes El Paso and Teller Counties. Barney Iuppa, Jr. and Lori Mary Moore were the other two candidates selected as finalists for the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of James M. Franklin. The annual salary for the position is $86,090.
"Ed's experience as a felony prosecutor for the district attorney's office and as a municipal court judge are important qualifications for his new role as a district judge," said Gov. Owens. "He will serve the citizens of Colorado well."
Ed Colt has served as a Colorado Springs Municipal Court Judge since 1993 and has been practicing law with Hecox, Tolley, Keene & Beltz, P.C. since 1990. Colt served as deputy district attorney in El Paso County from 1986 to 1993.
As a city court judge, Colt presides over court trials and jury trials involving traffic and other city ordinance violations including shoplifting, theft, and assault. In his private practice, Colt has represented children and parents involved in dependency and neglect cases.
Colt has his juris doctorate from California Western School of Law in San Diego and his bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado. He is a member of the board of directors for Teen Court and is vice-chair of the El Paso County Criminal Justice Advisory Board.
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