Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon on Saturday named Sean Chambers to replace Circuit Court Judge Denise Nau, who is retiring.

Chambers' appointment will take effect on July 2. Chambers is currently the Director of the Office of Administrative Hearings [OAH]. He previously served for seven years as a Hearing Examiner at the OAH. Prior to that, he served as an Assistant Attorney General and in private practice as an attorney in Cheyenne.

Chambers got both his Bachelor's and Law degrees from the University of Wyoming. Governor Gordon had the following comments about Chambers in a news release issued by his office on Saturday:

''These appointments are always challenging decisions,” Governor Gordon said. “Sean’s experience considering complex issues during contested case proceedings at the OAH and his knowledge of the law will serve him well as a judge.”

"I have deep respect for the judicial duties of impartiality, independence, and integrity and am honored that Governor Gordon has entrusted me with this appointment,” Chambers said. “I look forward to serving Cheyenne and Laramie County, my home town and county, on the Circuit Court bench. I want to thank Governor Gordon and the members of the Judicial Nominating Commission for their work on this selection process, particularly during these unprecedented times."

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