Arrowhead Justice of the Peace Craig Wismer was first elected in November 2012. He was raised primarily in the Valley and
graduated from Brophy College Preparatory. He attended classes at Arizona State University Main and West campuses graduating
with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science.
Judge Wismer serves as the Justice of the Peace representative on the Arizona Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee and as a
justice court representative on the Maricopa Regional Homeless Court Governing Council.
He was a congressional employee for more than twenty years, most recently as the Deputy State Director for Policy and Western
Maricopa County Representative for United States Senator Jon Kyl. His duties included overseeing policy and procedure
development and authoring policy questions that became part of the official Congressional record. He also served as an
impartial intermediary ensuring that constituent issues involving federal agencies were handled fairly and timely, and
resolved in a manner that complied with relevant laws and regulations.
Judge Wismer has been proud to call the Northwest Valley home since the mid-1970’s.