Hoak appointed judge for 14th District | CraigDailyPress.com

Hoak appointed judge for 14th District

Alexis DeLaCruz

— A Grand County court judge was appointed Thursday as a third judge for the 14th Judicial District.

Gov. Bill Ritter announced that he appointed Mary Clarkson Hoak of Fraser to fill the newly created position. Hoak will join Chief Judge Michael O’Hara and Judge Shelley Hill in the district, which serves Routt, Moffat and Grand counties.

Steamboat Springs attorney Tammy Jenson also was nominated for the position by a nominating commission in June.

Hoak has worked as a Grand County judge since 2003. She served as a deputy district attorney in 2002 and 2003. She also worked as a private attorney in Denver from 1992 to 1993, and as a sole practitioner from 1994 to 2003. Hoak earned her bachelor’s degree from Vassar College in 1987 and her law degree in 1992 from the Law School at the University of Chicago.

The third judge position was created with the passing of House Bill 1054, which will place more than 40 new judges across Colorado the next few years.

Hoak’s initial term is for a provisional two years. If retained by voters, she will serve another six years.

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