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(DENVER) - Governor Bill Owens today announced the appointment of Kathleen Gayle Eberling of Canon City as District Attorney in the Eleventh Judicial District (Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, and Park counties). Eberling fills a vacancy caused by the resignation of Edward J. Rodgers III.
"Kathy Eberling has served the Eleventh Judicial District for sixteen years as a fair and effective prosecutor," said Owens. "She will provide continuity and stability until the newly elected district attorney takes office in January."
Eberling graduated with special distinction from the University of Southern Colorado, where she was a member of the varsity volleyball, basketball, and tennis teams. Eberling received her law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1979. After law school, she was a political science professor at the University of Southern Colorado. In 1986, she became deputy district attorney for the Tenth Judicial District. In 1989, Eberling joined the district attorney's office in the Eleventh Judicial District as assistant district attorney. She has prosecuted felony cases for the past five years. Her jury trials have included first-degree murder, sexual assaults on children, burglary, drug offenses, and domestic violence.
In accordance with Colorado law, the Governor is responsible for filling a vacancy when the sitting district attorney resigns before the elected term has expired. Eberling's appointment is effective September 21, 2004. The term of this appointment will be effective until the newly elected district attorney takes office in January 2005.
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