Citizens' committee recommends 4 candidates for Maricopa County attorney

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
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PHOENIX (AP) - A citizens' committee that vetted applicants for the vacant Maricopa County attorney's post recommended to county officials Thursday they choose from among four candidates.

They are Chandler Mayor Boyd Dunn, former County Attorney Rick Romley and attorney's Andrew Pacheco and Cleve Lynch.

The Board of Supervisors is expected to meet Friday to consider the panel's recommendations on replacing former County Attorney Andrew Thomas, who resigned to run for state attorney general.

It's unclear whether supervisors will appoint a new top county prosecutor on Friday or whether they will do so next week.

One of the applicants, Chief Deputy County Attorney Phil MacDonnell, is running the county attorney's office until a replacement is picked.

In the fall, voters will decide who will fill the final two years of Thomas' term.