Judge Eric R. Gentry was appointed to the Fifth District Court in July 2023 by Governor Spencer Cox. He serves Beaver, Iron, and Washington Counties. Prior to his appointment, Judge Gentry worked as a Deputy County Attorney in the Washington County Attorney's Office, as a prosecuting attorney for the cities of St. George, Santa Clara, Ivins, and Enterprise, and as an associate with the law firms of Christopherson, Farris, White, and Utley, and Snow, Jensen, and Reese. Judge Gentry graduated summa cum laude from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 2002.