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Allister Adel becomes Maricopa County's first female county attorney

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Posted at 10:37 AM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 22:05:07-04

PHOENIX — Allister Adel will become the first female to hold the title of Maricopa County Attorney and will continue in the position through the term originally set for Bill Montgomery, following a decision at Thursday's Board of Supervisors meeting.

Adel's swearing-in ceremony is scheduled to occur at 11:30 a.m., just hours after the board's announcement.

Montgomery's position as county attorney was left vacant after he was chosen by Governor Doug Ducey in September to join the Arizona Supreme Court.

Governor Ducey released the following statement regarding Adel's appointment:

“Congratulations to the new Maricopa County Attorney, Allister Adel. Her impressive record and legal background will serve Maricopa County citizens well. I look forward to working with her to protect public safety, defend the rule of law and keep Maricopa County and Arizona safe. This is a historic appointment and one that County Attorney Adel has earned.”