August 26, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: SkyHi Daily "Oldham resigns post as 14th Judicial District attorney; governor appoints Barkey"

Drew Munro:
"Brett Barkey became the new district attorney for the 14th Judicial District on Monday when Gov. Jon Hickenlooper announced his appointment to be the chief prosecutor for Grand, Routt and Moffat counties.

Barkey replaces Elizabeth Oldham, whose last day was Friday, Aug. 10, according to Donna Zulian, administrator in the DA's Craig office.

Oldham announced in December that she would not run for re-election. Attempts to reach her for comment on Monday were unsuccessful.

She said in July during an informal conversation that she was resigning so she could return to the Front Range and spend less time as an administrator and more time in the courtroom.

“I gratefully accept Governor Hickenlooper's appointment as district attorney for the 14th Judicial District,” Barkey said. “It is a great honor and privilege to continue in public service in this role.

“I also want to express my profound appreciation for Elizabeth Oldham's eight years of public service to Moffat, Routt and Grand counties in the district attorney's office,” he added. “She will be greatly missed, and I wish her all the success in her new position.”

Oldham resigned to take a post in the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office, which serves Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties, according to Barkey...."
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