Claudia González Jiménez appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Yuma County

Yuma County Assistant Prosecutor Claudia González Jiménez has been appointed as the new Judicial Commissioner for the Yuma County Supreme Court.

Court officials announced that González Jiménez was appointed by the district Supreme Court chairman David Haws. The seat was left open due to the resignation of Judge Kathryn Stocking-Tate, who left the Yuma County Bench after more than 15 years of service.

The Yuma County Judicial Selection Committee met on Saturday and selected from four candidates González Jiménez, Somerton City Attorney, Jorge Lozano, Arizona Assistant Attorney General, Eliza Johnson, and Darci Weede, Yuma Justice of the Peace, Pro Tempore.

The Judicial Selection Committee selected González Jiménez as the top candidate, who was recommended to Judge Haws for appointment.

González Jiménez has not yet set a date for her new role as Commissioner. She is a graduate of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and has been a member of the Yuma County Law Firm since 2014. Prior to that, González Jiménez served as the Yuma County Associate Attorney and served as an immigration attorney for several years.

Some Yuma attorneys had asked Judge Haws to consider a woman or a candidate for color to add diversity to the bank, as women and Latinos are under-represented on the Yuma County’s Supreme Court bench.

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