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Ann Timmer
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Current Court Information:
Arizona Supreme Court
Title:   Justice
Salary:  $155,000
Appointed by:   Gov. Jan Brewer
Active:   2012-2014
Past post:   Arizona Court of Appeals
Past term:   2000-2012
Personal History
Undergraduate:   University of Arizona, 1982
Law School:   Arizona State University, 1985

Ann A. Scott Timmer is a justice on the Arizona Supreme Court. She was appointed to this position in 2012 by Governor Jan Brewer to fill the vacancy created when Justice Andrew Hurwitz was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.[1] Timmer will face retention in 2014.

In 2005, Timmer was one of three judges recommended to then-governor Janet Napolitano by the Arizona Commission on Appellate Court Appointments to fill a vacancy on the Arizona Supreme Court. Napolitano selected Scott Bales from the choices offered to her, in a move that was regarded as shifting the balance on the court away from Republicans and toward Democrats.[2]


Timmer graduated from the University of Arizona in 1982. She received her J.D. degree magna cum laude from Arizona State University in 1985.[3]


Prior to her appointment to the Arizona Supreme Court, Timmer was the chief judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One. She was appointed in 2000 by former Governor Jane Dee Hull, who served as a Republican governor. Timmer was retained to the court in 2002 and 2008.

Timmer also previously worked for private law firms in Phoenix, Arizona. She focused on commercial and employment litigation, and tried capital murder cases both as a defense attorney and as a special prosecutor.[3] In 2010, Timmer was appointed to be chair of a 17 member special judicial commission to investigate probate court practices.[4][5]



Timmer was retained to the Court of Appeals in 2008.

  • 71.74% voted in favor of retention.
  • 28.26% voted against retention.[6]


Timmer was retained to the Court of Appeals in 2002.

  • 74.75% voted in favor of retention.
  • 25.24% voted against retention.[7]

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