Monday, February 24, 2014
Public Hearing on Performance of Justices and Judges on 2014 General Election Ballot
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 24, 2014

Contact: Vanessa Haney
JPR Program Manager  
(602) 452-3098


The Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review will hold public hearings at the following times and locations to take comments from the public about the judges on the 2014 retention election ballot:

March 3 - Tucson
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tucson Police Department
Midtown Substation
1100 South Alvernon

March 7, 2014 - Phoenix
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Arizona State Courts Building
1501 W. Washington Street
Conference Room 345

March 21, 2014 - Florence
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Pinal County Justice Center
971 Jason Lopez Circle
Building A

Established in 1992 by a constitutional amendment passed by voters, the 30-member Commission is charged with conducting performance reviews of judges.  It sets performance standards for judges, decides whether or not a judge meets those standards, and publishes its findings for voters.  
In addition to holding the public hearings, the Commission surveyed litigants, witnesses, jurors, people who represented themselves in court, staff and attorneys who appeared before Superior Court judges from August 27 through December 27, 2013.  Surveys on appellate court justices and judges are distributed throughout their term.  

The Commission’s findings will be released to the public before the 2014 general election in the Secretary of State’s Voter Pamphlet.  The findings will also be available on the Commission’s website at  Voters will decide whether judges remain in office on November 4.

Any citizen may appear at a public hearing or send written comments by April 11, 2014, to the Commission on Judicial Performance Review, 1501 West Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ 85007-3231.  Comments can also be sent through the Commission’s web page at

Comments are invited on the following judges:

Arizona Supreme Court

Scott Bales
Robert Brutinel

Court of Appeals, Division I

Andrew W. Gould
Randall M. Howe
Diane M. Johnsen
Patricia A. Orozco
Sammuel A. Thumma

Court of Appeals, Division II

Garye L. Vasquez

Superior Court in Maricopa County

Mark F. Aceto
Aimee L. Anderson
Arthur T. Anderson
Bradley Astrowsky
Cynthia J. Bailey
Janet E. Barton
Edward W. Bassett
Dawn M. Bergin
James T. Blomo
Mark H. Brain
Roger E. Brodman
William L. Brotherton
Harriett E. Chavez
Katherine M. Cooper
Janice K. Crawford
David O. Cunanan
Norman J. Davis
Sally S. Duncan

Boyd W. Dunn
Alfred M. Fenzel
Dean M. Fink
George H. Foster
J. Richard Gama
Warren J. Granville
Hugh E. Hegyi
Michael J. Herrod
Bethany G. Hicks
Carey S. Hyatt
Brian K. Ishikawa
Joseph C. Kreamer
Daniel G. Martin
Rosa P. Mroz
Samuel J. Myers
Benjamin R. Norris
Karen L. O’Connor
Susanna C. Pineda

Jay Polk
Gerald J. Porter
Douglas L. Rayes
John C. Rea
Peter C. Reinstein
Emmett J. Ronan
Joan M. Sinclair
Pamela Hearn Svoboda
David M. Talamante
Maria del Mar Verdin
Danielle J. Viola
Randall H. Warner
Joseph C. Welty
Eileen S. Willett

Superior Court in Pima County

Jeffrey T. Bergin
Christopher Browning
Javier Chon-Lopez
Charles V. Harrington
Danelle B. Liwski
James E. Marner
Richard D. Nichols
Kathleen A. Quigley
Kenneth C. Stanford
Catherine M. Woods

Superior Court in Pinal County

Gilberto V. Figueroa
Steven J. Fuller
Brenda E. Oldham
Daniel A. Washburn
Kevin D. White