There are three nominees for the vacant position of Mesa County Judge. 

The nominees are:

  • William DeFord
  • Michael Grattan III
  • Kevin Kennedy

The Honorable Gretchen Larson is moving up to District Court, leaving this vacancy. Now, I always thought this was a public vote and not a selection process done by a second hand party. Of, course I'm an idiot when it comes to politics, so that's my excuse.

Anyway, Governor Hickenlooper has 15 days from this coming Friday to make that decision and to select one of these three candidates for the seat.

Although, this is not a publicly voted on position, you can express your thoughts and feelings to our Governor. The e mail is

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