Ducey announces judicial vacancy in Yuma

Ducey announces judicial vacancy in Yuma

YUMA, Ariz. – Governor Doug Ducey announced he is now accepting applications for the vacant judicial position on the Yuma County Superior Court.

The vacancy was created by the retirement of Judge John N. Nelson and the appointment of Maria Elena Cruz to the Presiding Judge post.

Applications can be submitted until March 30, 2016. The application and instructions can be found and downloaded at www.bc.azgovernor.gov.

Applicants shall be between 30 and 65 years of age, of good moral character, admitted to the practice of law in Arizona, a resident of the state for five years next prior to taking office and a resident of Yuma County for at least one year prior to taking office.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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