Governor Ducey Statement On Justice Andrew Gould Retirement From Court

News Release

March 12, 2021

PHOENIX — Arizona Supreme Court Justice Andrew Gould today announced his retirement from the court, effective April 1, after serving in that role since Governor Doug Ducey appointed him on November 28, 2016. The Governor released the following statement in response to Justice Gould’s resignation:

“Justice Gould has remained committed to law and order throughout his career, working to ensure justice for victims and upholding the Constitution. 

“A long-time public servant, Gould was a Yuma County Superior Court Judge for about 10 years, including serving as Presiding Judge, before being appointed to the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division I by Governor Jan Brewer where he served for about four years prior to his appointment to the Arizona Supreme Court. 

“His service didn’t stop there. From volunteering as a baseball and football coach to leading youth activities for the Yuma Rotary Club for years and much more, Gould has been heavily involved in the community throughout his career and life.

“Gould’s integrity, wide range of professional experience, and commitment to helping Arizonans made him an excellent fit for the Arizona Supreme Court. He served our state well, and I am grateful for his nearly five years on the Arizona Supreme Court as well as his more than 20 years of service to the State of Arizona.”

The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments will recommend nominees for the vacancy on the Arizona Supreme Court created by the retirement of Justice Gould to Governor Ducey, who will appoint the new justice.

Details on Justice Gould’s career can be found HERE.

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