District Judge, 20th Judicial District — Thomas Francis Mulvahill
Do not retain
Judge Thomas Francis Mulvahill, a district judge since 2009, rated “a near-perfect 3.91” out of 4 among non-attorneys (jurors, other judges, clerks and so on) in his Colorado Office of Judicial Performance Evaluation survey. He is neutral and fair in oral arguments, and his opinions are clear and easy to understand, the COJPE says. He’s a model of judicial awesomeness, basically.
Mulvahill shredded the competition — OK, it’s not a competition, but still, if it were — in the survey ratings. He rated higher than average in just about every category.
A former chief prosecutor for the City of Lakewood, Mulvahill also has background as a criminal defense lawyer in Denver, which might explain why he doesn’t lean toward the prosecution as a few others on the ballot do. We recommend retention for Mulvahill.