In the last two weeks, most of us have received a blue covered brochure in the mail detailing all the proposed legislative changes to the State Constitution. Perhaps lost in this massive missive, is the section on Retention of Judges. Three of the judges up for retention are in the 9th Judicial District which includes Pitkin County. They are judges Ann Norrdin and Chris Seldin of the District Court and Erin Fernandez Ely of the County Court. All three judges have received the highest recommendations from the Judicial Review Committee. In fact, Judge Ely has received the highest recommendation in the State. I urge all voters to vote to retain these exceptionally qualified judges. It is only a shame that we can't nominate Judge Ely for a position on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ron Erickson