JP RACE: Constables support Wismer

We the present constables in the Northwest Valley pen this letter of endorsement for Judge Craig Wismer as Justice of the Peace of the Arrowhead Court. Craig replaced his current opponent, Phillip Woolbright, as the Arrowhead Justice of the Peace upon Mr. Woolbright’s removal from office.

During a very dark and problematic time in the Arrowhead Court history, Craig was voted in to undo the damage done during the time of Phillip Woolbright’s term on the bench. Within a short time of taking over the court, Craig exceeded everyone’s expectations and restored the dignity, integrity, and respect to his justice precinct.

After full court proceedings, Phillip Woolbright was removed from office as a Justice of the Peace less than two years into his term. We believe his unethical actions and judicial misconduct, including obstruction of justice, misuse of power, and other acts justified his removal.

He then appealed and Mr. Woolbright’s removal was upheld. Many of those who held office at the time, signed a brief to the court detailing Mr. Woolbright’s alleged actions and explaining why removal from office was necessary.

The constables understand why it was necessary then to take the important step of filing a brief in support of Mr. Woolbright’s removal and we stand now in support of Justice of the Peace Craig Wismer.

Mr. Woolbright claims people are lying about him and fabricating stories, but facts are facts. Everything about Mr. Woolbright is a matter of public record and available for everyone’s review.

Craig is principled, fair, sincere, and accessible. He is an upstanding citizen who has proudly served and continues to serve the citizens of the Arrowhead Precinct and Maricopa County.Constables seek to effectively serve and protect our community — to do so requires that we and the members of the judiciary be honorable. Like us, Craig strives to set the example for exemplary community service.

We have witnessed the improvements and contributions Craig Wismer has made in the court system; especially, we note his focus on victim’s rights and related issues.

Please join us in support of Craig Wismer and urge your fellow voters to re-elect Craig Wismer as Justice of the Peace for the Arrowhead Justice Court — the best choice for our community and an asset to the judiciary.

Lenny McCloskey

Brent McCleave

Michael D. Branham

Scott Blake


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