University of Denver

Arizona Pima County Superior Court Judges Up for Retention

Director of Special Projects

All 18 judges up for retention in Pima County Superior Court received generally high scores by the Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance, with most scoring higher than 85 percent in all categories. Judges in Pima and Maricopa counties (and state appellate judges) must stand for periodic retention by voters and the Arizona Commission distributes surveys to various respondent groups—including attorneys, jurors, and litigants—to determine if those standing for retention meet performance standards.