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Ducey appoints Bailey to fill state Court of Appeals vacancy

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Posted at 10:48 AM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-25 13:48:13-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Bailey to fill a vacancy on the Arizona Court of Appeals division in Phoenix.

Ducey's office on Friday announced his selection of Bailey from among a commission's 10 nominees to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Diane Johnsen, a Democrat.

Bailey is a Republican, as is Ducey.

Bailey was appointed a Superior Court judge in 2012 after two years as a court commissioner.

Before that, she was a deputy county attorney after working in private practice and then as an attorney and committee analyst for the Arizona Senate.

The Court of Appeals' Phoenix-based division hears cases from Apache, Coconino, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Yavapai and Yuma counties.