Focused on betterment of the community

Justice of the peace races rarely draw much attention from the media or public, and even less so when well-recognized names are on the ballot.
But this year in the West Valley is a little different thanks to the attempted comeback of an ex-justice of the peace who, by his actions, brought his judicial office into disrepute.
I have served as a JP in the Arrowhead Justice Court covering a wide swath of Peoria, Glendale and Sun City since 2012, when I won a special election to replace Phillip Woolbright, who was removed from office amid criminal charges involving domestic violence and conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice.
Woolbright’s repeated violations of the Arizona Code of Judicial Conduct left the state Supreme Court with no choice but to take the drastic step of removing him from office for his crimes and unethical behavior. This removal, which is one of the few in the history of the state, occurred only after an extensive hearing where an attorney represented Woolbright.
I am up for re-election this year facing off against Woolbright. It’s incredulous that a man with this baggage would think he is deserving of your vote in the August Republican primary but this is the choice we face.
As a 45-year resident of the West Valley, it has been an honor to serve our community for the last six years. I graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in political science and I spent two decades working in the congressional and senate offices of Sen. Jon Kyl, one of the most effective conservative senators of his generation.
Shortly after I took office, I began working with the Maricopa County Regional Homeless Court. I’ve also been privileged to represent the Maricopa County Justice Courts at the Veterans Stand-Down event in Phoenix and the Veterans Stand-Up event in Glendale.
I am focused on the betterment of the West Valley community in which my family and I live. To every individual who appears in court, that particular moment in time is the most important to him or her. I assure you that is something that is not lost on me and is never far from my thoughts.
For more information about my opponent and me, visit www.wismerforjp.com and www.craigwismer.com.
Craig Wismer

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