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PIMA COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

There are six applicants vying for the Pima County Superior Court vacancy, created by the retirement of Judge Ted Borek.   The public is asked to comment on each of the following applicants - Peter W. Hochuli; Sarah K. Jezairian; Natalie Niemi Prince; Christopher L. Straub; Joan L. Wagener; and Wayne E. Yehling.

This is the second step in the appointment process, according to a Pima County release. The first was to solicit applicants, then the public is given a chance to speak, before Pima County's Commission on Trial Court Appointments conducts public interviews with the applicants.  After this process three applicants are chosen and their names are given to Governor Brewer, who will make the final appointment. 

The public process is conducted in the three most populous counties, while judges run for election in the smaller Arizona counties. 

The Pima County Commission on Trial Court Appointments will review the applications and take public testimony at a meeting on February 20 at 10 a.m. at the Tucson Police Department, (1310 W. Miracle Mile, Tucson, 85705).  

Individuals may address the Commission at that meeting or send written comments to 1501 West Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ  85007 or by email to jnc@courts.az.gov.  Written comments must arrive by February 18, to be considered.  Anonymous comments cannot be considered.

The Commission will choose the applicants to be interviewed at the February 20 meeting.  The selected applicants will be interviewed on March 31. 

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