Pima County Board of Supervisors appoint attorney Patrick Moran to Justice of the Peace (updated)

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Pima County Consolidated Justice Court Justice of the Peace Luis Castillo retired from JP Precinct 2 on August 31, 2015.  A process was set up for applicants to apply for that position, be interviewed at a League of Women Voters forum on Sept. 10, then be appointed by the Pima County Bd. of Supervisors at their 9/15/15 meeting.

More info on the process: https://blogforarizona.net/justice-of-the-peace-candidates-sought-in-precinct-2/

Names of individuals who applied by the August 28 deadline, all apparently residents of Precinct 2:

Patrick Alan Moran
Alfonso G. Ramirez
Richard S. Madril
Chris T. Holguin
Arlene D. Leoni
Henry Atha (not listed on final applicant list to the Board for consideration)

The Board appointed Patrick Moran to the position today. District 2 Supervisor Ramon Valadez made the nomination over the 4 other candidates. The vote was unanimous, 5-0.

Moran is an attorney licensed in the State of Arizona. Apparently he worked as a city attorney for the City of South Tucson. More information forthcoming. I will update with more bio info once I receive it from the Pima County Clerk.

Info about Moran from Pima County Communications:

Moran obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Arizona before obtaining his juris doctor from the University of Wyoming College of Law.

He spent nearly three years as an assistant public defender in the City of Tucson’s Public Defender’s Office. Since November 2003, Moran has represented clients in criminal and civil matters. He also performed duties as an assistant city attorney and city attorney for the city of South Tucson between November 2003 and July 2013. In addition, he has served as an acting city attorney for the City of Wilcox.”

More about Pima County Consolidated Justice Court:http://www.jp.pima.gov/home.htm, which is now located at 240 N. Stone Avenue in downtown Tucson (north of Alameda Street).

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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  1. Bio info on Moran from Pima County Communications:

    “Moran obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Arizona before obtaining his juris doctor from the University of Wyoming College of Law.
    He spent nearly three years as an assistant public defender in the City of Tucson’s Public Defender’s Office. Since November 2003, Moran has represented clients in criminal and civil matters. He also performed duties as an assistant city attorney and city attorney for the city of South Tucson between November 2003 and July 2013. In addition, he has served as an acting city attorney for the City of Wilcox.

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