Republican Doug Ducey is the governor of Arizona who appoints the largest number of judges in the state court system.
Ducey had tied former Governor Bruce Babbitt’s record of 68 judge appointments with his appointment of a new appeals judge. However, on Friday, Ducey appointed three new Maricopa County Superior Court justices to reach 71 appointments.
The Arizona Capitol Times reports that Ducey has also set records for appointing women and people from political parties or affiliations other than his own.
Ducey appointed the current Maricopa County Superior Court Judge, Cynthia Bailey, to the Court of Appeal.
He appointed Marvin Davis, Suzanne Nicholls, and Michael Rassas as Judges to the Maricopa County Superior Court.