Daniel B. Petre
|Daniel B. Petre|
|Current Court Information:|
|Colorado Ninth Judicial District|
|Past position:||Magistrate, Colorado Ninth Judicial District|
|Law School:||Southern Methodist University Law School|
|Candidate for:||Ninth Judicial District|
|Election information 2012:|
|Retention vote %:||74.65%|
Prior to joining the court, Petre served as a magistrate for the Ninth District. He also served a Water Referee and worked in private practice for twenty-four years.
- See also: Colorado judicial elections, 2012
Judicial performance evaluation
The Ninth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance announced its recommendations for judges up for retention in 2012. According to its website, the commission evaluates judges based on the following criteria: integrity, legal knowledge, communication skills, judicial temperament, and administrative performance.
Criticism of process
There are critics of the state's method for evaluating judges. The most common complaint is that the evaluations are simply "rubber stamps" for judges standing for retention. To learn more about this viewpoint, read: The Denver Post, "Evaluating the performance of justices," February 15, 2010.
Judge Petre was recommended for retention by an unanimous vote.