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Ducey picks prosecutor for Maricopa County judicial opening

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Posted at 11:52 AM, Jan 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-11 13:52:50-05

PHOENIX (AP) - A federal prosecutor will become the newest Maricopa County Superior Court judge.

Gov. Doug Ducey's office on Friday announced his appointment of Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Brooks to fill a vacancy created by Ducey's appointment of Judge David Gass to the Arizona Court of Appeals.

Brooks was among 12 nominees submitted by the Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments.

Brooks, like Ducey, is a Republican.

Brooks has been with the U.S. Attorney's Office since 2014 and currently prosecutes crimes, including violent offenses and major offenses occurring on Native American reservations.