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Eighteenth Judicial District - Arapahoe County Judge

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Honorable Alex Ray Bencze

Retention year: 2000
Recommendation: Retain

The Eighteenth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance unanimously recommends that Judge Alex Ray Bencze BE RETAINED.

Judge Bencze received his doctorate in law degree from the University of Denver in 1979 after earning a bachelor's degree from Indiana University Northwest (Gary, IN) in 1976. He worked as a staff attorney for the Colorado Public Defender's office until 1982 when he opened a private practice.

He was appointed Arapahoe County Judge in August 1998, and his current judicial service totals almost six and one-half years. This includes nearly five years as a District Court Magistrate presiding over domestic relations and juvenile delinquency dockets.

In surveys of non-attorneys, such as jurors, law enforcement officers, and court personnel, 85% recommended retention of Judge Bencze, 9% did not, and 5% had no opinion. He received very good ratings for courtesy, impartiality and knowledge and application of the law. He was given good ratings also on diligence, communication skills. Ninety-six percent (96%) of attorneys surveyed recommended Judge Bencze should be retained, while 4% did not.