DENVER — Thursday, Mar. 30, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper has appointed Shannon Marie Gerhart as judge on the El Paso County Court in the Fourth Judicial District. She fills a vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Jonathan L. Walker.

Gerhart currently serves as the Chief Deputy District Attorney in the Fourth Judicial District, a position she has held since 2011. Before that, she served as a Senior Deputy District Attorney in the Fourth Judicial District (2004 – 2011); and as a Deputy District Attorney in the Fourth Judicial District (2001 – 2004). Gerhart earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 1998, and her J.D. from the University of Oklahoma in 2001.

Gerhart’s appointment was effective Feb. 15, 2017.

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