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Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
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DENVER - Governor Bill Owens announced the appointment of Marcelo A. Kopcow of Greeley to the Nineteenth Judicial District Court bench in Weld County. The appointment is effective July 1, filling a new judgeship created pursuant to House Bill 01-1075 and funded by the Colorado legislature this year.
"Marcelo Kopcow has earned a reputation as an exceptional municipal and county court judge," Owens said. "I am confident that he will continue to impress the people of Weld County as a district court judge and will be an outstanding arbiter for the district."
Kopcow is currently the chief Weld County Court Judge and also serves as an acting district court judge as needed. From 2002 to 2005, he served as the Greeley Municipal Court Judge. Formerly deputy district attorney for Weld County, Kopcow continues to present seminars and classes on the role of the court for students, legal continuing education, and community leaders.
Kopcow is an active member of the community. He is president-elect of Kiwanis of the Rockies and is currently on the boards of both North Range Behavioral Health and Weld County Legal Services. He earned a bachelor's and a master's degree from Northeastern University and his law degree from New York Law School.
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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