Edward C. Moss
|Edward C. Moss|
|Current Court Information:|
|Colorado Seventeenth Judicial District|
|Past position:||Mayor of Westminster|
|Bachelors:||University of California at Santa Barbara|
|Law School:||Southwestern University School of Law and the Georgetown Law Center|
|Candidate for:||Seventeenth Judicial District|
|Election information 2012:|
|Retention vote %:||69.51%|
Moss received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He served in the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1972. He then attended Southwestern University School of Law (Los Angeles) and the Georgetown Law Center (Washington, D.C.) for his law degree.
Moss began his career as a judicial intern at the U.S. Supreme Court and then as a Senior Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge Sherman Finesilver in Denver, Colorado. He then worked as a private practice lawyer for over 20 years, specializing in the areas of oil and gas, real estate and general commercial litigation. He also served on the Westminster City Council and as the Mayor of Westminster before his judicial appointment in 2004.
- See also: Colorado judicial elections, 2012
Judicial performance evaluation
The Seventeenth 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 Moss was recommended for retention by an unanimous vote. 
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Official biography of Judge Edward C. Moss
- ↑ Colorado Secretary of State, 2012 Official General Election Results
- ↑ Colorado Office of Judicial Performance Evaluation, Press Release: Judge Evaluations Available on Internet August 7
- ↑ Colorado Office of Judicial Performance Evaluation, Edward Moss