Gov. Doug Ducey Appoints Bill Montgomery to the Arizona Supreme Court

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PHOENIX, AZ—Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday appointed Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery to the Arizona Supreme Court. The prosecutor will replace retired Chief Justice Scott Bales — the court’s last Democrat.

The six other finalists were:

  • Republican Sean Brearcliffe, an Arizona Court of Appeals judge.
  • Republican Kent Cattani, an Arizona Court of Appeals judge.
  • Democrat Maria Elena Cruz, an Arizona Court of Appeals judge.
  • Libertarian David Euchner, of the Pima County Public Defender’s Office.
  • Republican Randall Howe, an Arizona Court of Appeals judge.
  • Democrat Andrew Jacobs, a partner at Snell & Wilmer.

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