Ryan sworn in as DA, Waggoner appointed chief deputy district attorney

The Seventh Judicial District Attorneys Office has announced that newly elected 7th Judicial District attorney, Seth Ryan, was sworn in on January 12, 2021.

District attorney Seth Ryan has appointed Robert Zentner out of the Delta County Office as the assistant district attorney and Jessica Waggoner from the Gunnison County Office as the chief deputy district attorney.

District attorney Seth Ryan has been a prosecuting attorney for the 7th Judicial District for over 13 years. For six of those years, he served as the lead attorney for the Special Victims Crime Unit.

Chief deputy district attorney Jessica Waggoner is a fifth-generation Gunnison County resident. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Western Colorado University, obtained her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and has been working with the 7th Judicial District Attorney’s Office since 2008. During her tenure Waggoner has worked in county courts, district courts and juvenile courts within the entire 7th Judicial District.

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