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Gov. Brewer appoints Maricopa County judge

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer has filled a judicial vacancy in Maricopa County
Superior Court.

The governor on Wednesday announced that Lori Horn Bustamante to be the court’s
newest judge.

Bustamante presides over cases as a court commissioner. She has also
worked as a trial attorney and a deputy county attorney in the Maricopa County
Attorney’s Office.

According to Brewer, Bustamante has a well-rounded background in civil and
criminal law. She said Bustamante has a genuine respect for separation of

Bustamante graduated from Grand Canyon University and from Pepperdine
University School of Law.

She replaces Judge Harriet Chavez.


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