Governor appoints new executive director of Commission on Criminal & Juvenile Justice

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SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has announced the appointment of Kim Cordova as the executive director of the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice.

Cordova replaces Ron Gordon, who held the position for eight and a half years and now serves as the governor’s general counsel. “

Kim Cordova will bring exceptional dedication and passion to this role,” said Gov. Herbert. “Her extensive experience and dedication to the rule of law make her a good fit for this position, and the commission will benefit from her strong leadership.”

Cordova is currently a managing partner at Edward K. Brass, where she manages a high caseload of criminal defense cases.

She has more than 15 years of experience in criminal and civil court and has represented clients in both State and Federal court. She is an adjunct professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah.

“I am honored and humbled to be considered for such an important position,” said Cordova. “I look forward to serving the people of Utah.”

The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate.

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