Endorsements2018-09-06T16:28:15+00:00

Endorsements

“I know him to be of the highest moral caliber with ethics that cannot be compromised.”
 
 
 
 
Jon Kyl

United States Senator


“Craig Wismer embodies characteristics voters should require of an elected Justice of the Peace.  He is articulate, efficient and dedicated to the job.  Judge Wismer is a consummate professional, managing his court with integrity and efficiency.  He has my endorsement for reelection.”

Cathy Carlat, Mayor, City of Peoria


“As a Peoria City Council member, I have the responsibility to make sure residents of Peoria are safe, secure, and protected.  This takes many factions of Government, none as important as the judicial branch.  Just as I was to the City Council, Craig Wismer was elected in 2012 to the Arrowhead Justice Court. Since that time he has not only restored order to the Arrowhead Justice Court but also legitimized an important part of our Government process.

I am proud that my district in Peoria has Craig Wismer’s integrity and service.  I fully endorse Craig Wismer for re-election as Arrowhead Justice of the Peace.  There is not a better or more ethical person for the position than Craig Wismer.  I hope you will all join me in re-electing Craig Wismer as Arrowhead Justice of the Peace.”

Jon Edwards, Council member–Willow District, City of Peoria


“Craig Wismer has always represented the best interests of our community. His knowledge of our area combined with his strong character and judgment will continue to serve us well in the justice court. He has my endorsement for reelection as the Arrowhead Justice of the Peace.”

John Keegan, Mayor of Peoria and Arrowhead Justice of the Peace (retired)


Through his service as the Arrowhead Justice of the Peace, Judge Craig Wismer has defined himself as impartial and dedicated to justice. He worked tirelessly to reform deficiencies that existed when he took office, and focused on making it truly a court of the people. Judge Wismer applies a strict adherence standard to the requirements of Arizona statutes and the Rules of Court. Just as importantly, Judge Wismer ensures that victims of crimes have a voice concerning the disposition of criminal charges as required by Arizona laws and the Arizona Constitution. Please join me in voting to re-elect Craig Wismer as the Arrowhead Justice of the Peace.

Debbie Lesko, U. S. Congresswoman, Arizona District 8


“We are fortunate to have Craig Wismer as our Justice of the Peace.  He is a well-spoken man of integrity, who brings his wisdom and knowledge to the bench.”
 
 
Joan Evans, former Council member, City of Peoria


“I have been privileged to know Craig for the past 15 years when I was in the Arizona House of Representatives and he was an aide to Senator Kyl.  We later served together on a City of Peoria commission.

I assisted Craig when he first ran for the Justice of the Peace position by helping obtain signatures when he ran as a successful write-in candidate.  He is now up for reelection for the second time.

As soon as Craig became a JP, he learned as much as he could about the position and served in an exceptional manner.  I was especially pleased to note that he wrote several articles for newspapers on what the Justice of the Peace Court was, what it covered, who was involved, what to expect and what the duties of the judge were.  His explanations were straightforward and easy to understand.

It is my honor to, once again, endorse Craig Wismer to continue doing his great job as Justice of the Peace.”

Phil Hanson

COL, USA (Retired)

AZ Veterans Hall of Fame, class of 2004


“I wholeheartedly endorse Judge Craig Wismer for Arrowhead Justice of the Peace. Judge Wismer’s ever expanding knowledge of the law, his studied approach to fair justice as well as his compassion for his community makes him the perfect fit for the West Valley. He is fair-minded and hard working, and I very much enjoy being his colleague in Maricopa County government.”

Clint Hickman, Maricopa County Supervisor, Dist. 4


“When Justice of the Peace Craig Wismer was first elected in 2012 he faced a daunting task–restore the tarnished image of the Arrowhead Justice Court brought on by the conduct of his predecessor.  Judge Wismer succeeded in accomplishing this objective in remarkably quick fashion.  I think that the voters can be confident they made a wise choice in selecting Craig Wismer to serve as the Judge of the Arrowhead Justice Court, and I hope that they will join me in re-electing him as the Arrowhead Justice of the Peace.”

Ben Toma, Arizona House of Representatives, LD 22


“Justice of the Peace Craig Wismer possesses many personal and professional qualities that the public should require of a judicial officer: effective organization and communication skills, an approachable demeanor and the ability to relate to difficulties that people who appear before him may be encountering.  He is a very capable judge and well-suited for this type of public service.  I enthusiastically endorse Craig Wismer for re-election as the Arrowhead Justice of the Peace.”

David Livingston, Arizona House of Representatives, LD 22

Chairman of the Appropriations Committee


“I have had the privilege of knowing Craig Wismer professionally for many years.  I can attest Craig exemplifies all the qualities a leader should demonstrate–ethics, professionalism, hard work, perseverance and humility.  Craig is also a person who has a true interest in the people he meets, both in and out of court.  Craig’s interaction with, and concern for, the community is genuine and sincere.  It is without hesitation that I endorse Craig Wismer in his bid for re-election as the Arrowhead Justice of the Peace.”

Travis Grantham, Arizona House of Representatives, LD 12


“I’ve known Craig Wismer for many years and had the opportunity to work closely with him.  He is an excellent mentor and is always willing to provide guidance to people who ask for his input.  An effective communicator, Craig is able to explain complex topics in easy to understand terms.  This is a particularly important attribute for a judge to possess since many people appear in court without the benefit of an attorney. They need to be able to understand what is going on and why it is happening.   I hope that you join me in voting to re-elect Craig Wismer as the Arrowhead Justice of the Peace.  The Arizona judicial branch, and the West Valley, will be well served by his return to the bench.”

Tony Rivero, Arizona House of Representatives, LD 21


“When the former Arrowhead Justice of the Peace was removed from office in 2012, I contacted Craig to gauge his interest in seeking election as the new judge.  I did so because I was confident that his demeanor, professionalism and personal values would restore integrity to, and public confidence in the operation of, the Arrowhead Justice Court.  During his time on the bench he has done just that and continues to gain respect throughout the community.  He was a perfect choice in 2012 and remains so in 2018.  Please join me in voting to re-elect Craig Wismer as the Arrowhead Justice of the Peace.”

Rick Gray, Arizona Senate, LD 21


“Justice of the Peace Craig Wismer is proud to serve our community and dedicates himself to continuing the positive reputation and respect he restored to the Arrowhead Justice Court.  Please join me and many others in voting to re-elect Craig Wismer as the Arrowhead Justice of the Peace.  He is the right choice.”

Kevin Payne, Arizona House of Representatives, LD 21 


ADDITIONAL ENDORSEMENTS:

Steve Twist, Lawyer