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JUDGE JON CARPENTERJudge Jon Carpenter was appointed to the Carbon County and Wellington City Justice Courts in May 2014 and to the East Carbon Justice Court in January 2017. Judge Carpenter received a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and a law degree from Creighton University. After law school, Judge Carpenter served as a law clerk in the Utah Seventh District. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Carpenter practiced at a private law firm providing a wide range of legal services. Judge Carpenter is currently a member of the Board of Justice Court Judges. 9/17


JUDGE LYON W. HAZELTON IIJudge Lyon W. Hazleton II, was appointed to the San Juan County Justice Court in 1994 and the Monticello City Justice Court in 1999. Judge Hazleton graduated with an Associate of Science degree from the College of Eastern Utah. In addition to completing education through the Administrative Office of the Courts, Judge Hazleton has also attended several courses through the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada, and received a Certificate in Legal Studies from the Utah Judicial Institute. Judge Hazelton has served as education director for the Justice Court judges and Seventh District court clerks. He was awarded the Justice Court Service Award in 2001. Judge Hazelton has been an active volunteer member of the San Juan County and Monticello City Emergency Services for more than 27 years. In addition, he has worked with the Boy Scouts and other youth programs. 9/17


JUDGE STEVEN L. STREAMJudge Steven Stream was appointed to the Emery County Justice Court in February 2005. Prior to joining the bench, Judge Stream worked for Emery County as a deputy sheriff for more than 20 years. He currently is the Seventh District Justice Court director, which includes serving as the Seventh District Justice Court Education chairman and serving as a member of the Utah State Justice Court Education Committee. 4/10


JUDGE DAVID TUBBSJudge David Tubbs was appointed to the Grand County Justice Court in December 2010. Judge Tubbs spent five years as a senior vice-president with a major U.S. corporation and 24 years in service to the FBI. After retiring, he was appointed as the executive director of Utah Olympic Public Safety Command where he coordinated efforts of state, local, and federal agencies during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Judge Tubbs graduated from the University of Illinois and earned a law degree from the DePaul University College of Law. 4/11


JUDGE WILLIAM WALKERJudge William Walker was appointed to the Blanding Justice Court in January, 2013. Prior to joining the bench, Judge Walker retired from the U.S Army after 22 years of service. He has served as a volunteer firefighter, volunteer EMT, and as the Veteran of Foreign wars Commander for his local VFW post where he was selected as the VFW Post Commander of the Year for the state of Utah in 2012. He is currently the education director for the Seventh District Justice Court Judges and Court Clerks. Judge Walker has been involved coaching numerous youth activities served as a Scoutmaster and is the San Juan Boys High School Cross Country Coach. He is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology Management. 9/17

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