Guest Editorial: A Good Choice

By Scottsdale Pinetop

Sometimes the good guys finish first. It’s always a special moment when we get to recognize local individuals that go above and beyond the call of duty. This is the case for Scottsdale resident and renowned Arizona attorney Michael Liburdi.  

In his latest wave of judicial nominees, President Trump announced his intention to nominate Michael Liburdi to serve as district judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. And we couldn’t be more supportive of his decision.

For those who are unfamiliar with Liburdi’s remarkable resume, we will provide some highlights. Liburdi is best known for his time as General Counsel for Governor Doug Ducey during the Governor’s first term. Before serving in Governor Ducey’s administration, he represented Ducey during his 2014 campaign. In 2016, Librdi earned his reputation in both the political and legal work for his work to help pass Proposition 123, a proposal that would provide more money for Arizona schools and Arizona students.

Today he is an attorney at Greenberg Traurig LLP where is specializes in constitutional litigation, election procedure compliance and campaign finance. In his spare time, what little there is, he serves as an adjunct professor at Sandra Day O’Connor teaching courses in election law.

Apparently we aren’t alone in our support. Former Senators Jeff Flake, Jon Kyl and the late John McCain have voiced their support and previously recommended Liburdi’s name to the post. Taking up the mantle, newly appointed U.S. Senator Martha McSally praised the Trump Administration’s choice and has worked closely with the White House to make this happen. Democratic U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema has yet to comment on the nomination.

His valuable experience in both private and public practice make Michael Liburdi a most excellent candidate to serve as a federal judge. We look forward to his confirmation. He truly is #ScottsdaleAtItsBest.