Governor appoints Debra Jensen to the Second District Juvenile Court

Gov. Gary R. Herbert has appointed Debra Jensen as a judge on the Second District Juvenile Court.

“I believe Debra Jensen’s dedication and compassion will make her a strong addition to the bench,” Gov. Herbert said.

Most recently, Jensen has served as a Managing Attorney and Guardian ad Litem at the State of Utah’s Guardian ad Litem’s Office. She has specialized in family law throughout her career and she was also a jurisdictional partner at Kenneth B. Shellen & Associates. Prior to that, she was Assistant Attorney General over the Human Services Division in the Utah Attorney General’s Office.

“I am deeply humbled and honored to be selected by Gov. Herbert to serve as a Second District Juvenile Court Judge,” Jensen said. “I look forward to the opportunity to help strengthen families and work with children. If confirmed, I will diligently uphold the rule of law and perform my judicial duties with integrity, fairness and compassion.”

This appointment is subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate.