GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) – The Mesa County Justice Center will host a meeting of the Twenty-first Judicial District Nominating Commission on October 7, 2022, to interview and choose candidates for the governor’s appointment to the position of district judge for the Twenty-first Judicial District (Mesa County). The Honorable Lance Timbreza’s departure will result in the opening. Sept. 12, 2022, will mark the start of the vacancy.

The candidate must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado for five years and be a qualified elector of the Twenty-first Judicial District at the time of investiture to be eligible. This employment currently pays an annual salary of $183,816. A district judge’s initial term of office is for a provisional period of two years; if elected, the district judge will thereafter serve for a term of six years.

Application forms are accessible in Justice William W. Hood III’s office, 2 E, which serves as the ex officio head of the nominating panel. 14th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203; and Will Sightler’s court executive office (125 N. Spruce St., Grand Junction, CO 81501). Additionally, applications may be found on the court’s homepage at

The finished application must be emailed by no later than 4 p.m. to the address provided in the instructions below. Sept. 29, 2022, Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. A letter must be sent to any member of the nominating panel, with a copy to the ex officio chair, by September 22, 2022, which is the only way for someone to recommend a candidate to fill the vacancy.

The members of the nominating commission for the 21st Judicial District are Lori Buck of Mesa, David Combs of Clifton, Anthony Clayton of Palisade, Jacob Aubert of Grand Junction, Anne Murphy, J. Martelle Daniels, and Daniella Shively.