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Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
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Sarah Bramwell 303-866-6323
(DENVER) - Gov. Bill Owens today announced the appointment of Frank Stannard Lentz of Creede to the Mineral County Court in the 12th Judicial District. Lentz is filling a vacancy caused by the retirement of the Hon. Judge Robert M. Wardell. This appointment is effective January 11, 2005.
"Stan Lentz will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the bench," said Gov. Owens. "His 32 years of private-practice experience have prepared him to assume the challenges facing a county court judge. I am confident that Stan Lentz will be a fair, efficient, and principled judge for the people of Mineral County."
Prior to retiring in Colorado, Mr. Lentz practiced law in Atchison, Kansas, where his legal practice was focused on consumer and business bankruptcy matters. He was an active member of the Kansas bar and has been recognized as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" since 1983. From 1975 to 1980, he served as a Municipal Court Judge in Westwood, Kansas. He is an active member of the local community and serves on the board of the Creede Child Care Center. Mr. Lentz received his undergraduate and law degrees from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.
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. This is a part-time (20 percent) position.
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