Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Thursday, September 7, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS APPOINTS DEWEY "WAYNE" PATTON AS A COUNTY COURT JUDGE IN LAKE COUNTY
DENVER – Governor Bill Owens today appointed Dewey Wayne Patton as a county court judge in Lake County. Patton replaces the Honorable Joseph A. Fattor who did not wish to stand for retention.
"Wayne’s experience as the Leadville Town Attorney and as an attorney in private practice for many years will be an asset to the judicial system in Lake County," said Gov. Owens.
Patton has been in private law practice since 1988 and serves as the Leadville City Attorney. He serves as president of Lake County Search and Rescue and has been a member since 1996. Patton was an associate with the Law Offices of J.E. Losavio Jr. in Pueblo from 1983 to 1988. He received his juris doctorate from the University of Denver.
The initial term of office for a county court judge is a provisional term of two years, after which the incumbent must stand for retention to serve an additional four years. The annual salary for this part-time position is $43,243.
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