Office of Governor Doug Ducey to Hold Judicial Interviews in Yuma, Yavapai, and Mohave Counties

News Release

June 23, 2017

Governor Doug Ducey today announced that members of his executive staff will conduct on-site interviews for candidates who have applied for judicial vacancies on the Superior Court in Yuma County, Yavapai County, and Mohave County.

Judicial interviews will take place as follows:

  • Yuma County: Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the Yuma County Justice Center, 250 West 2nd Street, Yuma, Arizona, Historic Courthouse Room #316.
    • Michael Breeze will be interviewed at 10:00 a.m.
    • Nathaniel Sorenson will be interviewed at 10:30 a.m.
    • Kathryn Stocking-Tate will be interviewed at 11:15 a.m.
    • Brandon Kinsey will be interviewed at 11:45 a.m.
  • Yavapai County:  Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the Yavapai County Superior Court, 120 South Cortez Street, Prescott, Arizona, Historic Courtroom, Room #301.
    • Joseph Goldstein will be interviewed at 8:30 a.m.
    • André Carman will be interviewed at 9:15 a.m.
    • Andy Jolley will be interviewed at 9:45 a.m.
  • Mohave County:  Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the Mohave County Board of Supervisors Auditorium, 700 West Beale Street, Kingman, Arizona.
    • Steven Moss will be interviewed at 2:00 p.m.
    • Jill Wachtel Davis will be interviewed at 2:30 p.m.
    • Billy Sipe will be interviewed at 3:00 p.m.

All interviews are open to the public and the media.  Each interview session will include a public comment period for members of the public to comment on the judicial applicants.

Due to his travel schedule, John Napper (Yavapai County) will be interviewed in Phoenix at a later date.

The vacancy on the Yuma County Superior Court was created by the appointment of Judge Maria Elena Cruz to the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One.  The vacancy on the Mohave County Superior Court was created by the retirement of Judge Steven F. Conn.  The vacancy on the Yavapai County Superior Court was created by the appointment of Judge Jennifer Campbell to the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One.

Under the Arizona Constitution, judges of the Superior Court in counties with a population of less than 250,000 persons are elected by the voters.  Vacancies created by the retirement or resignation of a judge prior to the general election are filled by gubernatorial appointment.