Eight Candidates Apply To Be Maricopa County Attorney

Eight candidates have applied to become the next Maricopa County Attorney. This comes after previous County Attorney Bill Montgomery was appointed to the Arizona Supreme Court.

Rachel Mitchell, the sex crimes prosecutor who questioned Christine Blasey Ford during U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearing last year is an applicant. She is the current acting County Attorney.

Other applicants include Allister Adel, Lacy Cooper, Chris DeRose, Jon Eliason, Rodney Glassman, Gina Godbehere and John Kaites.

A seven-member citizen advisory committee will analyze the applicants and make recommendations to Gov. Doug Ducey, who will appoint one of them to the position.

Ducey appointed Montgomery to the Supreme Court earlier this month. Whomever is chosen by Gov. Ducey for County Attorney will serve until January 2021, when Montgomery’s term was due to end.

Montgomery replaced Chief Justice Scott Bales, who stepped down to lead the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver.

Click here to read each candidate’s application.