Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed an Air Force veteran and a Superior Court commissioner to the Pima County Superior Court.
Renee Bennett and Wayne Yehling will fill vacancies on the Pima County Supreme Court left by the retirements of Judges Richard Nichols and Jane Eikleberry.
Bennett served 21 years as a judge advocate with the U.S. Air Force. She completed tours of duty in Egypt, Honduras, Lithuania and Kyrgyzstan and practiced in a variety of legal areas. She also served as assistant attorney general for the Border Crimes Unit of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. Bennett is a graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Law.
“Renee’s vast experience in law during her time in the military will be an asset to the citizens of Pima County,” Ducey said in a prepared statement. “Her commitment to public service throughout her career is admirable, and I am honored to appoint Renee to the Pima County Superior Court.”
Yehling, a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Law, has served as a Pima County Superior Court commissioner since 2010 and currently serves as a commissioner in probate court.
“Wayne’s extensive experience both as an attorney and as a commissioner in family court will serve the citizens of Pima County well,” Ducey said.