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Clerk of the Superior Court
Maricopa County, Arizona


In November 1998, Michael K. Jeanes was elected to the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court by the voters of Maricopa County. He was re-elected to the Office to serve additional four year terms in November 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014.

Jeanes was born in Chicago, Illinois, but has lived more than half of his life in Maricopa County. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in political science from Loyola University in Chicago, and a Master of Public Administration Degree from Arizona State University.

Prior to being the Clerk of the Court, he served as an Associate Clerk within the Clerk's Office for nearly 11 years. Other positions he has held include Court Services Administrator and Management Analyst for Superior Court, and Management Analyst/Project Manager for Maricopa County.

As the Clerk, he is the official record keeper and fiduciary agent for Superior Court and is responsible for leading an organization of more than 650 employees, supporting 157 judges and commissioners, serving a constituency of over 4 million, and operating an Office that serves one of the fastest growing and largest counties in the nation.

Michael is a strong advocate for quality customer service. He personally teaches a customer class to all new employees, meets with various audiences to speak about the Office, meets monthly with employees to hear their thoughts on improving service, and distributes articles and newsletters to communicate with those who interact with the Office. His biggest step to improve service is now in progress - the implementation of the electronic court record that will completely transform how the court does business.

His desire to serve is also reflected in his professional and community involvement, which extends to membership in more than 20 local/national organizations.


“Our office is committed to excel in service to our customers, be innovative, fiscally responsible, user-friendly, and have a vision for the future. It is our desire to continually improve in what we do and so we welcome your comments.”
- Clerk of the Court, Michael K. Jeanes
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