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Twelfth Judicial District - Mineral County Judge

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Honorable Robert McClure Wardell

Retention year: 1996
Recommendation: Retain

The Commission on Judicial Performance unanimously recommends that Judge Robert Wardell BE RETAINED.

Judge Robert Wardell has been the County Court Judge for Mineral County, Colorado since January 1965. He graduated from the Creede Public Schools in 1955 and attended Texas Western and Howard County Judge College between 1956 and 1957. He served two years in the United States Army and then worked for Emperius Mining Company in Creede, Colorado.

As Mineral County Court Judge, Wardell is responsible for presiding over traffic cases, misdemeanors, petty offenses, felony preliminary hearings, small claims and civil matters not exceeding $10,000.

Judge Wardell has developed a unique approach to his judgeship, which is tailored to meet the needs of the Creede community. He is highly respected in his native Creede and in the judicial system. His evaluations by law enforcement personnel, court clerks, and attorneys all gave him high marks