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Arizona Superior Court in Pima County

Superior Court Requesting Comment on Commissioner Applicants


Public Comment Sought on Candidates for Superior Court Commissioner Vacancy by August 4, 2021

Monday, July 19, 2021 by Superior Court

The Superior Court in Pima County is requesting comments regarding applicants for a Commissioner vacancy on its bench. The position became available upon the retirement of the Hon. Dean Christoffel.

The Nominating Committee reviewed twelve applications for the commissioner position and selected the following five individuals to interview: 

·  Chi (Olson), Bunkye, Esq.
·  Curtiss, Rebecca S., Esq.
·  Harris, M. June, Esq.
·  Knauer, Nicholas A., Esq.
·  Koltunovich, Derek, Esq.

Interviews will take place on August 6, 2021, at the Courts’ Training Center, located at 2225 S. Ajo Way in Tucson.

The public is invited to comment regarding the applicants listed. Comments shall be in writing to the committee or verbally to a committee member. Anonymous comments will not be considered. Comments shall be offered no later than August 4, 2021, by 4:00 p.m.

Written comments may be forwarded to Pima County Superior Court Human Resources via e-mail: [email protected] (cc: [email protected]), or through the mail: 110 W. Congress, 9th Floor, Tucson, AZ. 85701. In addition, faxed comments will be accepted at (520) 724-4253.

Verbal comments may be directed to Nominating Committee members as follows:  Hon. Danelle Liwski, Chair; Hon. Lisa Bibbens; Hon. Kellie L. Johnson; Hon. D. Douglas Metcalf; Alison Crane, Esq.; Nicci Hinderaker, Esq.; Thabet Khalidi, Esq.; Lance Meeks, Metro/REC Senior Program Manager, Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona; Pastor D. Grady Scott, Grace Temple Baptist Church; and Patty Dean, Public Member.

Following the interviews, the committee will recommend the finalists to Superior Court Presiding Judge Jeffrey T. Bergin, and Juvenile Court Presiding Judge Peter W. Hochuli, who will make the appointment.

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