Deputy County Attorney nominated for judge position

by David Boyle
News Director
San Juan County Deputy Attorney Alex Goble has been nominated to serve as a judge in the Sixth District Juvenile Court by Utah Governor Spencer Cox.
The Sixth District Juvenile Court serves Sanpete, Sevier, Piute, Wayne, Garfield, and Kane counties.
The judicial position is a new one created during the 2022 General Legislative Session. The Governor’s nomination is subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate.
Cox said he was, “pleased to appoint Alex Goble to this position of trust in our community. His intelligence and experience will serve him well during his tenure on the Sixth District Juvenile Court.”
Goble had worked as a prosecutor in the San Juan County Attorney’s Office since 2019 where he has prosecuted felonies, misdemeanors, and juvenile offenses in the Seventh District Court, Seventh District Juvenile Court, and San Juan County Justice Court.
Goble has also been contracted as the city attorney for Monticello since March of 2021.
“I express my sincere gratitude to Governor Cox for his trust in me to further serve the families and people of Utah, and to do so in the same communities in which I was raised,” Goble said in a release. “I am humbled to be appointed as a Sixth District Juvenile Court judge, and if confirmed, I will serve through fair, respectful, and impartial application of the law.”
Goble had been the only candidate on the upcoming November ballot to serve as San Juan County Attorney. Goble has since withdrawn his name from the ballot.
The deadline to file as a write-in candidate for any office in Utah was September 6 at 5:00 pm, after the San Juan Record print deadline.
Earlier in the week, the San Juan County Clerk’s office reported that acting county attorney Brittney Ivins had declared as a write-in candidate.
As a result, the November ballot will feature a blank line for county attorney, with an option for a write-in option.
Only candidates who declare are eligible to be elected to the office.
Prior to his work in San Juan County, Goble spent seven years in the Utah Attorney General’s Office representing the Division of Child and Family Services in child welfare, abuse, neglect, and dependency proceedings as well as prosecuting insurance fraud, property and casualty fraud, health care benefits fraud, communications fraud, identity fraud, racketeering, and fiduciary fraud. He also worked as a prosecutor for Salt Lake City.
Goble earned his law degree from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he won Traynor Moot Court Competition, Most Outstanding Speaker Award.
He also graduated magna cum laude with bachelor’s degree in international business from Westminster College.

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