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Daniel B. Petre

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Daniel B. Petre
Current Court Information:
Colorado Ninth Judicial District
Title:   Judge
Active:   2002-2018
Past position:   Magistrate, Colorado Ninth Judicial District
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Dartmouth College
Law School:   Southern Methodist University Law School
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Ninth Judicial District
State:  Colorado
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/6/2012
Retention vote:  21,315
Retention vote %:  74.65% ApprovedA

Daniel B. Petre is a judge for the Colorado Ninth Judicial District Court. He was appointed to this position in 2002.[1]


Petre received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from Southern Methodist University Law School.[2]


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.[2]



Petre was retained in the general election on November 6, winning 74.65 percent of the vote.[3]

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.[4]

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. [2]

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