Jackson Town Council appointed Christopher Leigh to be Municipal Judge, an opening created when Judge Melissa Owens was appointed to be District Court Judge for the Ninth Judicial District by Governor Gordon, which was vacated by Judge Timothy Day upon his retirement.
Town Council received numerous applications and held interviews with three applicants. Judge Leigh rose to the top as the best person for this position at this time.
Mayor Morton Levinson expressed gratitude to everyone that applied sharing that it was an impressive slate of candidates saying, “I thank the Town Council for their support and look forward to serving the people of Jackson and Teton County. I am honored and proud to serve in this post and look forward to continuing my service to our community.”
Judge Leigh has already served as a municipal judge, alternate municipal judge, and Circuit Court magistrate judge, and says he strives to “Treat all equally and with fairness.” Leigh values giving back to the community and has volunteered with Search and Rescue since 2010.