Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Wednesday, April 26, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS APPOINTS SHEILA ANN RAPPAPORT TO 2ND JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT
DENVER – Governor Bill Owens today appointed Sheila Ann Rappaport of Denver as a judge in the Second Judicial District (Denver). Rappaport is replacing the Hon. Edward A. Simons who will retire on July 1, 2000.
"Sheila Rappaport’s remarkable knowledge and experience as a prosecutor, specifically in domestic violence and child abuse cases, will be an asset to the bench," said Gov. Owens. "I believe Ms. Rappaport will serve the people of Denver with the utmost integrity and fairness."
Sheila Rappaport is the chief deputy in the Denver District Attorney’s Office specializing in domestic violence, child abuse, and child homicide cases. She has prosecuted more than 40 cases of child abuse that have involved the death of a child. She has practiced law with the Denver District Attorney’s office for the past 22 years.
Rappaport is on the board of directors for the Denver Children’s Advocacy Center and the Denver Domestic Violence Task Force. She volunteers for the Denver Public Schools’ (DPS): Options for Kids tutoring program and Courtrooms to Classrooms program, a collaborative effort between the Denver DA’s office and DPS. Rappaport received her juris doctorate from the University of Denver College of Law.
The annual salary for this position is $86,090. The initial term of office for a district court judge is a provisional term of two years, after which the incumbent must run for election to serve an additional six years.
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