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.
I am honored to be appointed as the first woman to serve as Maricopa County Attorney! The swearing will at at 11:30am today in the Board of Supervisors Auditorium. Thank you to the Board, Citizen Screening Committee, my supporters and family!— Allister Adel (@AllisterAdel) October 3, 2019
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.”