Elaissia Sears took office in January 2019 as Justice of the Peace for the West Mesa Justice Court.
Judge Sears is an Arizona native and a proud product of Mesa Public Schools. She is an active member of her community, served as a mentor to international students, the Youth & Education Assistant for Phoenix Sister Cities, and as Arizona House of Representatives staff. She is a global professional who was privileged to represent Arizona as a student ambassador through Congress to Germany, and was later selected for an internship with the U.S. State Department at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.
A graduate of Arizona State University, Judge Sears holds a B.A. in Global Studies, a minor in German, and certificates in Political Entrepreneurship, Women and Gender Studies, and International Relations. As a strong advocate for education, Judge Sears taught English in rural communities in the Dominican Republic and South Korea as well as elementary education in the Mesa/Gilbert area. She is a social entrepreneur and non-profit founder who focused on issues of food insecurity and lack of education funding.
Judge Sears believes in administering justice with liberty and fairness to create equitable solutions within our court systems, fostering a positive relationship with the community in which she serves.