Former civil rights lawyer
The Arizona Commission on Appellate Court Appointments, which includes 10 non-attorneys or “public members,” five attorneys, and a chairperson, selects finalists from which the governor appoints a justice. Two years after being appointed, a justice stands for retention in an uncontested yes-no election, and then serves a six-year term if retained.
Selection method sources:
Ballotpedia, Judicial Election Methods By State; Brennan Center for Justice, Judicial Selection: An Interactive Map, Arizona State Constitution, Article 36
|Justice||Justice Background||Retention Election Date|
|James Beene||Prosecutor; lower court judge||11/8/22|
|Ann Timmer||Prosecutor; capital defense; corporate litigation||11/8/22|