Date(s) - 05/07/2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Candyce “Candy” Pardee is a native of Douglas, Arizona. After graduating from the University of Arizona College of Law, Candy worked as a law clerk for Arizona Court of Appeals Judge Eino Jacobson. Following her clerkship, Candy went into private practice. Deciding she liked money as a renewable resource coming in once every two weeks, Candy became a deputy county attorney in the Gila County Attorney’s office based in Globe, Arizona. There she served as both an education law attorney serving all the school districts in the county and a criminal prosecutor, prosecuting 1/3 of felony cases. Most of the felony cases she prosecuted over the next 19 years were child molestation or abuse cases. It was also during this period that Candy joined the Miami Rotary Club.
In 2001, Candy and her family moved back to Cochise County, Arizona where she and her husband David were employed with the Cochise County Attorney’s office. n 2009, Candy retired from the County Attorney’s office and moved into the education law section of Udall, Shumway. In 2010, the family moved to Yuma, Arizona where Candy joined the Yuma Foothills Rotary Club, serving as president. When her husband retired from the Yuma County Attorney’s office, she and David returned to Cochise County. On July 1, 2020, Candy retired and became the president of the Sierra Vista Rotary Club. Candy is the District 5500 Secretary, concluding her 5th year in that position as of July 1, 2021. She has also been the District 5500 Youth Protection officer for two years and will continue through the 2021-2022 year.
Her background as a prosecutor and a school law attorney make her uniquely knowledgeable in issues dealing with child safety in areas as varied as accidents, bullying/hazing, sexual harassment, discrimination, molestation and abuse.