Anita Escobedo is the Clerk of the Superior Court for Gila County. She was
appointed to this position by Governor Janet Napolitano in January of 2005, to
fill out the remaining years of Margaret Toot's term, which was vacated due to
Ms. Escobedo was elected as the Gila County Clerk of Superior Court in
November, 2006. She has been with the Clerk's Office for over 30 years; starting
out at entry level, working in all areas of the office, before being appointed
Chief Deputy in 2000. Before coming to this office, she worked a short time the
the Gila County Recorder's office.
Ms. Escobedo is the official record keeper and financial officer for the
Superior Court. As the Clerk, she maintains all civil, domestic, criminal, probate and
juvenile records. She issues writs and warrants, takes and transcribes all court
minutes for court proceedings and is the Registrar of Probate matters. She also
maintains all court exhibits used as evidence in jury trials. As Jury
Commissioner, she provides qualified jurors for trials from the lists of all
registered voters and persons who hold a valid driver's license. In addition, Ms.
Escobedo accepts and processes passport applications, issues and records
marriage licenses, records Notary Public Bonds and Commissions and prepares and
forwards appeals to the Court of Appeals and State Supreme Court.
Ms. Escobedo is a graduate of the National Center for State Courts Institute for Court
Management and has served on many statewide committees at the request of
the Arizona Supreme Court.