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Jessica Funkhouser

State Election Director

Arizona Attorney General's Office


JESSICA GIFFORD FUNKHOUSER is the Special Counsel for Elections, Open Meetings and Public Records in the Office of the Arizona Attorney General. She graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1978, with high distinction, and was awarded the Order of the Coif. Ms. Funkhouser has previously served as the State Election Director, Assistant Chief Counsel for the Division of County Counsel, Chief Counsel of the Appeals Division of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and Chief Counsel of the Criminal Division of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. Ms. Funkhouser has been a volunteer Bar Counsel, a Hearing Officer in disciplinary cases, and now serves as Chair of the Disciplinary Commission. She has been a member of the Commission on Trial Court Appointments for Maricopa County. Ms. Funkhouser is the 1999 recipient of the Maricopa County Bar Associations’ Distinguished Public Lawyer Award.