"My top priority is to ensure justice in this community"
Allister’s first priority as a prosecutor is to do justice. Appointed to the position of Maricopa County Attorney in October 2019, she leads a group of talented men and women who seek justice for victims and works tirelessly to ensure that the rule of law is applied fairly.
The vision of a better Maricopa County Attorney’s Office will be built on Allister’s priorities, which include, protecting the rights of victims and holding criminals accountable, ensuring operational efficiencies and process improvements that are grounded in evidence-based practices, and developing collaborative relationships with the courts, the sheriff’s office, partners in county government, first responders, the legislature, and those in our community who seek to better our criminal justice system.
A LEGACY OF PUBLIC SERVICE
Prior to her appointment, Allister began her legal career at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office where she was an award-winning litigator prosecuting felonies and advocating for victims’ rights. During her more than seven years as a Deputy County Attorney, she served in the Vehicular Crimes, Gang, and Drug Enforcement bureaus. Allister was then appointed to executive level leadership positions for the Arizona State government from 2011 to 2015. As the Chief Administrative Law Judge for the Arizona Department of Transportation and later as General Counsel for the Arizona Department of Child Safety, she worked to build coalitions and improve policies to help the agencies achieve their mission.
Today, Allister is working to build on this legacy of public service through her official capacity as well as her community involvement. Allister credits becoming a Rotarian as one of her most fulfilling experiences. From 2017-2018, she served as President of Phoenix Rotary 100, the oldest and largest Rotary Club in Arizona. During her year as President, Allister raised money to support organizations fighting human trafficking, organized a mile long installation of the Red Sand Project along Central Avenue, and worked with the City of Phoenix to fund a fellowship space and butterfly garden at Starfish Place, a transitional housing facility for trafficking survivors and their families.