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Dunn, a Republican, was elected to the Arizona Corporation Commission in 2016. He is a retired Superior Court judge and served as an assistant attorney general. He worked in private practice at Yarbrough, Moll and Dunn. He served as Chandler mayor from 2002-11 and was vice mayor and a City Council member before that.

“The role of a commissioner is very similar to that of a judge, to be the impartial decision-maker based on the facts presented to you on each individual case, regardless of personal feelings or outside influences,” Dunn said. “That is how I ran my court, and that is how I will serve as a Corporation Commissioner. The function of the Arizona Corporation Commission is critically important to the success of our state. It’s time we move past all the rhetoric and return to the basics of protecting the public interest.”

Professional Experience

  • Judge – Maricopa County Superior Court (Retired)
  • Assistant Attorney General, State of Arizona – Civil Liability Section
  • Trial Attorney/Private Practice – Partner, Yarbrough, Moll and Dunn
  • Judge Pro-Tem – Maricopa County Superior Court

Public Service

  • Mayor, City of Chandler, Arizona
  • Vice-Mayor, City of Chandler, Arizona
  • City Council Member, City of Chandler, Arizona
  • Chairman/Commissioner – Chandler Planning & Zoning Commission


Arizona State University

  • Juris Doctorate, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law 1978
  • Bachelor of Science – Political Science, Highest Honors 1975
  • Intern – Congressman John J. Rhodes, Office of the Minority Leader, Washington, D.C. 1976
  • London School of Economics & Political Science, Summer 1977
  • Legal Intern, Senate Rules Committee, Arizona Legislature 1978

Courts of Admission

State of Arizona Supreme Court – April 28, 1979

United States District Court, State of Arizona – November 9, 1979

Special Admission regarding multi-jurisdictional federal litigation:

  • United States District Court, State of Michigan – 1987
  • United States District Court, State of Pennsylvania – 1987

Professional Memberships

Arizona Judges Association, Executive Committee, Treasurer – since 2011
Arizona State Bar Association – since 1979
Maricopa County Bar Association

  • Member of Continuing Legal Education Committee

East Valley Bar Association
Christian Legal Society

Regional Leadership

Executive Committee, Arizona League of Cities and Towns 2002-2011

  • President 2007-2010

Regional Council, Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) 2002-2011

  • Member – Air Quality Committee 1996-2000
  • Member – Transportation Policy Committee 2002-2010

Board of Directors, Valley Metro Regional Transportation Authority 2002-2006
Board of Directors, Valley Metro Rail 2006-2010
Board of Directors, Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) 1994-2010
Statewide Bioscience Steering Committee, Flinn Foundation 2009-2011
Board of Directors, East Valley Partnership; Chairman, Transportation Committee,
Board of Directors, President – Arizona Municipal Water Users Association
(AMWUA) 2002-2006
Member, Supreme Court Special Code of Judicial Conduct Work Group 2016
Board of Directors, Vice President – East Valley Behavioral Health Association

  • Recipient, Fred Bolander Award in Behavioral Health 1986

Community Leadership & Service

Board of Directors – Chandler Boys & Girls Club
Board of Directors – Chandler Education Foundation
Advisory Committee – Child Crisis Center
Board of Directors – United Food Bank
Charter Board Member – Downtown Chandler Community Partnership
Selection Committee, Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards
Board of Directors/Treasurer – Phoenix Council Navy League
President – U.S. Naval Academy Parents Association
Lecturer – Arizona State University Community Fellows Program
Ojo Rojo Lions Club
Chandler Rotary Club
Mesa West Rotary Club


Born in Augsburg, Germany
Resident of Arizona since 1968
Married 33 years to Nancy, Nursing Faculty at Gateway Community College,
Captain, United States Navy (Retired)
Sons – Andrew (ASU graduate) and Kevin, Lieutenant and Pilot, United States Navy