"Darold brings a well-rounded perspective to the bench, with experience in prosecuting civil and criminal cases in juvenile, district, tribal and appellate courts," Huntsman said, according to a press release.
McDade currently serves as a section chief in the Child and Family Support Division of the Utah Attorney General's Office. Before joining the A.G.'s office in 1992, McDade was a sole practitioner in Utah County. He also has served more than three years as a small-claims court judge.
He is a member of the Utah Bar Association, Nevada Indian Bar Association and Navajo Nation Bar Association.
McDade, a member of the Western Shoshone Tribe of northeastern Nevada, is serving his second term as a Pleasant Grove city councilman. He attended Brigham Young University, where he earned both a bachelor of arts in political science and a juris doctorate.
"I'm very excited and looking forward to doing all that is necessary to be the best possible judge," McDade said. "I believe that the support and the training I've received have led me down this path, to something I've always wanted to do."
McDade's appointment is subject to confirmation by the Utah State Senate.
- Stephen Hunt