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Reagan appointed as a Maricopa County justice of the peace

September 10, 2019

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan is now a Maricopa County justice of the peace after being appointed to replace her father in a precinct centered on Scottsdale.

The county Board of Supervisors on Sept. 4 appointed Reagan to fill the vacancy created by the resignation earlier this year of Michael Reagan, who held the McDowell Mountain post since 2004.

The Arizona Republic reports that six people applied for the position and that the board approved her selection unanimously.

Reagan is a former state legislator who served one four-year term as secretary of state, losing the 2018 Republican primary to Steve Gaynor, who lost in the general election to Katie Hobbs.

Justices of the peace courts have limited jurisdiction, overseeing some misdemeanor cases and civil cases involving smaller claims.

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