Governor Ducey Appoints Melissa Iyer Julian, Tracey Westerhausen, And Joseph Kiefer To The Maricopa County Superior Court

Phoenix, Arizona - Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointments of Melissa Iyer Julian, Tracey Westerhausen, and Joseph Kiefer to the Maricopa County Superior Court. These appointments are to fill vacancies due to the retirements of Judges Hugh E. Hegyi and David M. Talamante, and the appointment of Judge Susan M. Brnovich to the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.

Governor Ducey Announces New Interim Arizona Department Of Administration Director

Phoenix, Arizona - Governor Doug Ducey Monday announced the appointment of Elizabeth Thorson as interim director of the Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA). The Department of Administration serves as the internal services agency covering human resources, procurement, accounting, benefits, risk management, grants, and information technology for the State of Arizona. Mrs. Thorson was formerly the Deputy Director of ADOA.

Goodyear Man Accused of Running a Business Opportunity Scam

Phoenix, Arizona - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Lawrence Raymon Pargo, of Goodyear, for his alleged involvement in a mass marketing scheme offering individuals fraudulent opportunities to work from home.

Governor Ducey Awards $7.5 Million For 67 New School Buses

Phoenix, Arizona - Governor Doug Ducey announced funding for 67 new school buses, totaling $7.5 million, at 35 school districts and charter schools across Arizona. The latest round of funding constitutes the third and fourth wave of awards granted as part of a $38 million plan to provide low-income schools with new buses.

Kayenta Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison for Second Degree Murder Related to Drunk Driving

Phoenix, Arizona - Clayton Begay, 43, of Kayenta, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John Tuchi to 14 years’ imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release.  Begay had previously pleaded guilty to one count of second degree murder on August 2018.