Sheri Newman, Clerk of the Superior Court in La Paz County since 1991, announced her retirement today, in a letter to Governor Jan Brewer. Newman’s retirement is effective June 30th, 2013.
“I have served 22 ½ years as the elected Clerk of the Superior Court of La Paz County. The people of La Paz County and this State have been my priority each and every year. I am honored that they entrusted me with their vote; I served them to the best of my ability by providing progressive and efficient court-related records management for all customers of the court, including litigants, law enforcement, the judicial branch and the public and have been a strong advocate of providing quality customer service to all of the court’s users,” Newman said.
“The past couple of years have been challenging and it is important that I make my family my number one priority at this time.”
Newman was first elected Clerk of Superior Court in 1990, and has been re-elected five times, most recently in 2010. Newman was recognized for her outstanding contributions to the Arizona Court System having been awarded the Arizona Supreme Court’s “Administration of Justice Award” in 2002. Newman was praised for her guidance in the development of the Arizona Court Automation Project, her continued efforts to improve the Arizona jury system and her many accomplishments promoting the fair administration of justice in Arizona.
Newman’s professional involvement list is long having served as the President of the Arizona Association of Superior Court Clerks, President of the Arizona Association of Counties, Chair of the Arizona Supreme Court’s Committee to Study Jury Practices and Procedures, Chair of the Legal Advice & Legal Information Taskforce, Recipient of the 1999, Governor’s Award for Excellence for Implementation of the Personal Responsibility and Work Implementation Act and long standing member of the Arizona Supreme Court’s Arizona Judicial Council and Commission on Technology.