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Coconino County Deputy DA appointed to Arizona Appeals Court

January 1, 2021 GMT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Coconino County Deputy County Attorney Brian Furuya has been appointed to the Arizona Court of Appeals.

Gov. Doug Ducey appointed him to replace the retiring Judge Kenton D. Jones.

Furuya, who has been with Coconino County since January 2016, is a past president of the State Bar of Arizona and the Coconino County Bar Association.

County Attorney Bill Ring said it’s been an honor to work with him and looks forward “to calling him Judge Furuya.”

“Brian embodies goodness and respect and maintains an unending commitment to the United States Constitution,” Ring said in a statement.

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County Manager James Jayne said he is a well-respected member of the Coconino County team.

“His level-headed approach and friendly demeanor will be greatly missed, however, we are excited to see him appointed to this important judicial role,” Jayne said.