DENVER (AP) – Gov. John Hickenlooper has picked Brian Boatright to join the Colorado Supreme Court.

Hickenlooper announced his decision Thursday.

Boatright lives in Arvada and is a judge in the 1st Judicial District, which covers Jefferson and Gilpin counties.

The Supreme Court Nominating Commission picked three candidates to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Alex Martinez.

The other nominees were Frederick Martinez of Castle Pines and Patrick O’Rourke of Highlands Ranch.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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