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Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Dan Hopkins 303-866-6324
Mark Salley 303-866-6323
DENVER - Governor Bill Owens announced the appointment of Michael B. McDonell of Sugar City as Crowley County Court Judge. The appointment is effective October 1, 2005, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of The Honorable Carl W. Ross.
"Crowley County will be well served by the appointment of Mike McDonell," Governor Owens said. "He is well respected in the community and I am confident that Mike will serve diligently and conscientiously in this position."
McDonell currently serves as Crowley County Attorney and has maintained a private practice in Sugar City for the past eleven years. He is also a partner in ABC Title & Closing Services and manages McDonell Auto Sales LLC.
McDonell is also active in the community serving on the Crowley County Nursing Center Board of Directors and as a Director of the First National Bank of Ordway. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Denver.
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 twenty percent part-time position is $21,102.60."
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