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Maria Elena Cruz

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Maria Elena Cruz
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Current Court Information:
Yuma County Superior Court, Arizona
Title:   Judge
Position:   Division VI
Personal History
Party:   Democratic
Undergraduate:   University of Arizona
Law School:   University of Arizona College of Law
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Yuma County Superior Court
State:  Arizona
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Primary date:  August 28, 2012
Election date:  November 6, 2012
Election vote:  98.87%ApprovedA

Maria Elena Cruz is the judge for Division 6 of the Yuma County Superior Court in Arizona.[1] Her current term expires in 2016.


Cruz received her undergraduate degree from University of Arizona and her J.D. from the University of Arizona College of Law.[2][3]


Cruz is currently a Yuma County Superior Court judge. Prior to her election to the bench, she was in private practice and worked as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Cocopah Indian Tribe. She has also served as an attorney with Yuma County Attorney’s Office and as an Assistant Legal Defender.[2]

2012 election

Cruz was re-elected after running unopposed.[4][5]

See also: Arizona judicial elections, 2012

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