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Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
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(DENVER) – Gov. Bill Owens today announced the appointment of Daniel B. Petre of Glenwood Springs to the District Court in the 9th Judicial District (Garfield, Pitkin, and Rio Blanco Counties). Petre is filling a vacancy caused by the retirement of the Honorable Thomas W. Ossola. This appointment is effective November 1, 2004.
"Dan Petre is extremely qualified for this position," said Gov. Owens. "He has already established a good reputation as a magistrate, and I am confident he will be a consistent, efficient, and principled judge."
Petre currently serves the Ninth Judicial District as District Court Magistrate and as the Division Five Water Referee. Prior to these appointments, he maintained a private law practice in Glenwood Springs for 22 years. During this time, Petre's legal practice focused on water issues, though he also handled a general law practice. As an active member of the community, Petre serves on the board of Garfield Legal Services and is a former member of the Roaring Fork school board. He earned his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College and law degree from Southern Methodist University.
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. The annual salary for this position is $107,044.
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