Interim county attorney vows to restore public trust in his office

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Interim Maricopa County Attorney Mitt Romley. By Alicia Barron Interim Maricopa County Attorney Mitt Romley. By Alicia Barron

PHOENIX – An interim county attorney has been appointed for Maricopa County by the Board of Supervisors to fill the vacant position left by Andrew Thomas.

Rick Romley was appointed by the Board using a Citizens Review Committee as part of the selective process.

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Don Stapley says, “On behalf of the Board, I’d like to publicly thank each member of the Citizens Review Committee for their excellent service to the County. We asked them to do a great deal of work in a short time frame and we are truly grateful for their service.”

The Board met Friday morning and decided to appoint Romley as interim Maricopa County attorney.

Romley led the county attorney’s office for 16 years and has had a private practice since 2004.

A news release from the Board of Supervisors says Romley will bring "a wealth of experience to the office” and that he will “be responsible and transparent in his office’s use of taxpayer funds and will enhance public safety.”

Thomas resigned on April 5 to concentrate on his bid for Arizona attorney general.