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Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
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(DENVER) – Governor Bill Owens today announced the appointment of Christine N. Chauche of Centennial to the Arapahoe County Court in the 18th Judicial District. Chauche is filling a vacancy resulting from the retirement of the Hon. Richard M. Jauch.
"County courts are responsible for very full dockets, and I believe that Christine Chauche possesses the competence and experience needed to handle the demanding workload," said Gov. Owens. "I am very pleased to appoint her to the Arapahoe County Court."
Chauche has been a magistrate in the Arapahoe County District Court since 1998. Previously, she served as deputy district attorney in the 18th Judicial District for six years. Chauche also taught law classes at Arapahoe Community College and worked as a probation officer in the 18th Judicial District. Chauche received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her law degree from the University of Denver College of Law.
Chauche is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Bar Association. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for Celebration of Excellence, an educational organization benefiting children in the state foster care system, and the Arapahoe County Advocates for Children. She serves on the Court Improvement Committee of the Colorado Supreme Court, and prior to her appointment as magistrate volunteered in many community organizations including shelters, women's crisis centers, children's advocacy centers, and public schools.
The appointment is effective January 1, 2005. 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 position is $102,440.
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