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Public input invited on Tempe Municipal Court City Judge candidates

Post Date:11/29/2017 11:15 AM

Nikki Ripley

City of Tempe




Tempe, AZ – Tempe’s Judicial Advisory Board has selected six of 66 applicants to interview for Tempe Municipal Court City Judge. The board, which was appointed by the City Council, is seeking public comment on the candidates.

The vacancy exists from the retirement of Judge Thomas Robinson on Sept. 28.

The Judicial Advisory Board will interview these candidates on Dec. 8 during a public meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m.:

  • Paula Burgess, Administrative Law Judge, State of Arizona Appellate Services Administration
  • Robert Campos, Attorney
  • Jennifer Dalton, Judge Pro Tem, Scottsdale City Court
  • Tara Fuller, Judge Pro Tem, Tempe Municipal Court
  • Danielle Harris, Court Commissioner and Judge Pro Tem, Tempe Municipal Court, and Judge Pro Tem Superior Court in Pinal County
  • Bruce Owens, Hearing Officer, Gilbert Municipal Court

Interviews are open to the public and the Judicial Advisory Board welcomes public input. Information on how to provide comments is located on the Tempe Municipal Court webpage: www.tempe.gov/court. Comments may be provided at a public hearing before the interviews on Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. or in writing by Dec. 12.

  • Public Hearing: public comments begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 8; interviews are 9:30–11:30 a.m. at Tempe Municipal Court, 140 E. Fifth St., Third Floor, Courtroom 7
  • Email by Dec. 12: Kimberly_Sotelo@tempe.gov
  • Mail or delivery by Dec. 12:  Tempe Municipal Court, Attn.: Kimberly Sotelo, 140 E. Fifth St., Suite 200, Tempe, AZ, 85281

The Judicial Advisory Board’s recommendations for appointment of a City Judge will be submitted to the Mayor and City Council. The recommendations will likely occur in December.

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