Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Thursday, September 14, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS APPOINTS MICHAEL ANTHONY MARTINEZ AS A DISTRICT COURT JUDGE IN DENVER
DENVER Ė Governor Bill Owens today appointed Michael Anthony Martinez of Denver as a district court judge in the Second Judicial District. This position opened through a vacancy created by the Honorable William G. Meyerís decision not to stand for retention in the 2000 election and will be effective January 9, 2001.
"Michael is known for his commitment to public service, hard work and excellent demeanor," said Gov. Owens. "His broad legal experience will serve the citizens of Colorado well in his new role as a Denver District Court judge."
Michael Martinez is a district court magistrate in Adams County, and was previously an attorney with the Regional Transportation District and the City of Denver. He is the co-chair of the Hispanic Bar Associationís Litigation Committee and a former member of the Associationís Board of Directors. Mr. Martinez served on the 1999 Colorado Supreme Courtís Magistrates Rules Committee and currently serves on the State Court Administratorís Domestic Violence Advisory Board. Martinez received his bachelorís degree from the University of Colorado and his juris doctorate from the University of Denver College of Law.
The initial term of office for a district court judge is a provisional term of two years, after which the incumbent must stand for retention to serve an additional six years.
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