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Governor appoints new judge for 14th

— Gov. Bill Ritter announced Thursday the appointment of a new judge to serve the 14th Judicial District, which serves Moffat, Routt and Grand counties.

Mary Clarkson Hoak, of Fraser, will fill the new judgeship, a position created by House Bill 07-1054. The Legislature-approved bill created 43 new judge positions in judicial districts across the state during the next three years.

Hoak serves as a county court judge in Grand County, a position she’s had since 2003.

In 2002 and 2003, Hoak served as a Deputy District Attorney in the Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Before that, she worked as an associate at Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff and Ragonetti in Denver from 1992 to 1993 and was a sole practitioner for nine years, from 1994 to 2003.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College in 1987, and obtained her law degree from the University of Chicago law school in 1992.

The initial term of office for Hoak is a provisional two-year term. If retained by voters, the term lasts six years.


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