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Finalists for Judge Pro Tem


November 8, 2017



Finalists for Full-time Judge Pro Tem Division B

The Superior Court welcomes public comment on four finalists for the full-time Judge Pro Tem position.  This vacancy is created by the appointment of Judge John D. Napper to Division 2 by Governor Doug Ducey.

The candidates are Krista M. Carman, of Prescott, Christopher L. Kottke of Prescott, Debra R. Phelan of Prescott, and Linda Wallace of Sedona. 

Finalists for Seasonal Judges Pro Tem

The Superior Court also welcomes public comment on three finalists for seasonal Judge Pro Tem positions.  These judicial officers will be on-call and fill-in as needed by the court.

The candidates are Clyde P. Halstead, of Prescott, Susan J. Kayler of Scottsdale, and Thomas K. Kelly of Prescott.

All the finalist resumes are posted on the Yavapai Superior Court’s website for reference. Please visit to review the resumes.

Anonymous comments will not be considered, so please include your name in the message.  Including your phone number and/or email address will allow follow up for clarification or additional information.

Email comments to  or mail them to the Superior Court in Yavapai County, Attn: Rolf Eckel, Court Administrator, 120 S. Cortez, #410, Prescott, AZ 86303.  Written comments must be received by Monday November 20th, 2017 to be considered.

The Honorable David L. Mackey, Presiding Judge, Superior Court of Arizona in Yavapai County, will consider comments received when deciding who to ask the Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court to appoint as Judges Pro Tem.  The appointments are subject to Yavapai County Board of Supervisors approval which is expected to be requested by early December 2017.

Full-time Superior Court Pro-tem Division B Candidates

Carman Resume

Phelan Resume

Kottke Resume

Wallace Resume


Seasonal On-call Superior Court Pro-tem Candidates

Halstead Resume

Kayler Resume

Kelly Resume







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