SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Craig Bunnell as a judge to fill a vacancy on the 7th District Juvenile Court.
"Craig Bunnell’s experience working with the juvenile system spans decades. He has a proven record of being a dedicated public servant devoted to helping Utah families, and I have every confidence that he will provide valuable perspective to the 7th District Juvenile Court," Herbert said in a prepared statement.
Bunnell has served as a managing guardian ad litem in St. George since June of 2013. He served as deputy director for the Utah Office of Guardian ad Litem from 2009-2013, and in other capacities within the office since 2001. In this role he as observed and worked in juvenile courts across the state. Bunnell has also worked as an instructor for the University of Phoenix.
Subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate, Bunnell will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Scott Johansen.
The 7th District covers Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan counties.