John Rea

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John Rea
Court Information:
Maricopa County Superior Court, Arizona
Title:   Judge
Active:   2004-2019
Past position:   Deputy chief staff attorney, Arizona Supreme Court
Past term:   1997-2004
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Manhattan Christian College, 1973, Kansas State University, 1974
Law School:   University of Arizona, 1977
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Maricopa County Superior Court
Position:  Retention
State:  Arizona
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/4/2014
Election vote:  67.6%ApprovedA

John Rea is a civil court judge (Phoenix Division/Tax Court) for the Maricopa County Superior Court in Arizona.[1][2] He first joined the court in 2004.[3] He was retained on November 4, 2014, for a term that expires on January 6, 2019.[4][5]



See also: Arizona judicial elections, 2014
Rea was retained to the Maricopa County Superior Court with 67.6 percent of the vote on November 4, 2014.[5][6]


The Judicial Performance Review Commission provides Arizona voters with an evaluation of each judge up for retention. The commission votes on whether a candidate meets or does not meet the JPR standards. Each judge is assessed on their legal ability, integrity, communication skills, judicial temperament and administrative performance.[7]

The commission voted that Rea met the JPR standards. The vote was 29-0 in favor of retention.[5]


Rea was retained with 62.75% of the vote in 2010.[3]

Main article: Arizona judicial elections, 2010

Read his Judicial Performance Review here.


Rea earned an undergraduate degree from the Manhattan Christian College in 1973 and from Kansas State University in 1974. He earned his J.D. from the University of Arizona in 1977.[1]


Awards and associations

  • Adjunct professor, Arizona State University College of Law
  • Past member, Editorial Board, State Bar of Arizona
  • Past faculty member, Arizona Appellate Institute[1]

See also

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