County seeks replacement for McDowell Mountain constable

Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri has announced a process and timeline for appointing a replacement for McDowell Mountain Justice Precinct Constable Daniel F. Ryan, who retired earlier this month.

By statute, the county Board of Supervisors must appoint a replacement from the same party as Ryan, a Republican, and the appointee will fill the term until the 2016 general election.

Constables are part of the Justice Court system in Arizona. They are elected officials for both criminal and civil processes, serving subpoenas, summonses, orders of protection, writs of execution, collecting debts, injunctions against harassment and other court orders.

“The justice courts are the people’s court. They belong to the citizens of the district,” Mr. Chucri said. “We elect constables directly. When a vacancy occurs and we have to make an appointment, it is important that we make the appointment process as open to the public as possible.”

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and resume (including the individual’s home address, e-mail address and contact phone number) to the Clerk of the Board’s Office by Monday, April 13.

All documents filed with the clerk’s office will become public records.
State law requires that applicants must be 18 years old, registered to vote, and live in the McDowell Mountain Justice Precinct, which includes Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills and Rio Verde.

A district map can be found at: http://recorder.maricopa.gov/Maps2/Justice_Precincts/2012/McDowellMountainTabloidSize.pdf .

The annual salary for the new appointee would be $48,294.

Letters of interest and resumes should be sent to Fran McCarroll, Clerk of the Board, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, 301 West Jefferson St., 10th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003. E-Mail to clerkboard@mail.maricopa.gov .

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