Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed six new Maricopa County Superior Court judges, selecting two Republicans, two Democrats and two independents.
The Republicans appointed by the Republican governor are Mesa attorney Joshua Rogers and Phoenix lawyer Howard Sukenic.
The two Democrats appointed by Ducey are Scottsdale attorney Greg Como and Phoenix attorney Roy Whitehead.
Ducey also appointed independents Alison Bachus and Kerstin LeMaire, both of Phoenix.
LeMaire is a Superior Court commissioner, Bachus is a senior counsel for the Federal Bureau of Prisons and Sukenic is a federal prosecutor. Rogers, Como and Whitehead work in private practice.
Ducey's office announced the appointments Tuesday.
They fill vacancies created by retirements of Judges Mark Aceto, Norman Davis, Bethany Hicks, Gerald Porter, Thomas LeClaire, and A. Craig Blakey, II.