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Gov. Ducey's Judicial Appointments Set New State Record

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Republican Doug Ducey has become the Arizona governor to appoint the most judges in the state court system.

Ducey had tied former Governor Bruce Babbitt’s record of 68 judicial appointments with his appointment of a new Court of Appeals judge. But, Ducey then on Friday appointed three new Maricopa County Superior Court judges to reach 71 appointments.

The Arizona Capitol Times reports that Ducey also set records for appointing women and people from different political parties or affiliation than his own.

Ducey appointed current Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Bailey to the Court of Appeals.

He appointed Marvin Davis, Suzanne Nicholls and Michael Rassas as Maricopa County Superior Court judges.

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