Attorney General Mayes Statement on the Passing of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

PHOENIX – Attorney General Kris Mayes issued the following statement on the passing of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor:

"I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. She set a powerful example of leadership for so many to follow. 

"Even before her appointment to the Supreme Court, Justice O’Connor’s trailblazing leadership here in Arizona cemented her place in the history of our state. Her humble beginnings on the Lazy B Ranch near Duncan, Arizona was just the start. It was something I always admired about her: how she went from my own beloved rural Arizona, to the marbled halls of the Supreme Court.

"Justice O’Connor exemplified service leadership throughout her career: Arizona Assistant Attorney General, first woman State Senate majority leader in the country, Maricopa County Superior Court judge, Arizona Court of Appeals judge, and first woman Supreme Court Justice. 

"An icon. 

"My thoughts are with Justice O’Connor’s family and loved ones during this time."