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).