Todd Leslie Taylor
|Todd Leslie Taylor|
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|Current Court Information:|
|Colorado Nineteenth Judicial District|
|Appointed by:||Gov. Bill Ritter|
|Preceded by:||Gilbert Gutierrez|
|Undergraduate:||University of Colorado- Boulder, 1987|
|Law School:||Georgetown University Law Center, 1991|
|Candidate for:||Nineteenth Judicial District|
|Election information 2012:|
|Retention vote %:||69.63%|
Todd Leslie Taylor is a judge on the 19th District Court in Weld County, Colorado. He has served in this position since August 23, 2010. He was appointed by Governor Bill Ritter to replace retiring judge Gilbert Gutierrez. He was retained in 2012 for a term that expires in 2018.
- 1991-92 Staff attorney, Legal Services Corporation in Washington, D.C.
- 1992-97 Deputy district attorney, Colorado Nineteenth Judicial District
- 1997-2002 Private practice attorney
- 2002-10 Partner, Taylor & Rapp
- See also: Colorado judicial elections, 2012
Judicial performance evaluation
The Nineteenth 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 Taylor was recommended for retention by an unanimous vote. 
- Official biography of Judge Todd Taylor
- Law Week Colorado, "Ritter Appoints Todd L. Taylor To Weld District Judgeship," August 2, 2010
- Colorado Secretary of State, 2012 Official General Election Results
- Colorado Office of Judicial Performance Evaluation, Press Release: Judge Evaluations Available on Internet August 7 (dead link)
- Colorado Office of Judicial Performance Evaluation, Todd Taylor