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Superior Court Judge
John E. Reese, Third Judicial District



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DATE OF BIRTH: November 15, 1943
PLACE OF BIRTH: Shawnee, Oklahoma
SPOUSE: deceased
CHILDREN: John T. Reese (22), Daniel B. Reese (18)
MAILING ADDRESS:
825 West 4th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99516
OCCUPATION: Superior Court Judge

LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA:
30 years
Anchorage: 8/68-present

EDUCATION:
Oklahoma State University, 6/61-6/65, B.A. Political Science. University of Oklahoma, 9/65-1/68, J.D.

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Private Practice of Law, Reese, Rice and Volland, 1975-89. Law Clerk to Deputy Director, Alaska Legal Services Corporation, 1968-75. Member: Alaska Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee, Family Rules Committee, Court Improvement Committee, Alaska Bar Association Family Law Committee, Pro Bono Committee, Impaired Lawyers Committee. Secretary/Treasurer, Alaska Conference of Judges.

SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
Anchorage and Alaska Bar Associations, Alaska Conference of Judges

SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Off-road mountain biking, volleyball, softball, cooking, reading, fishing, gardening, radio control model aircraft. I also attend Anchorage Friends Meeting, and I brag about my children a lot.


STATEMENT:

My goal is to follow the law, to be compassionate and fair in its application, to stress the individual accountability of every citizen, and the strict accountability of government to our citizens.

I try to use my position to help people solve problems rather than to encourage the battle of litigation. I have a special interest in the very difficult area of domestic relations. I truly believe my problem-solving approach has helped many families through bad times.

Like most Alaskans, I am a little skeptical of people with authority. Public servants should be held to a high standard. But, we don't expect our laws to be applied as a machine would do it (remember photo radar?). I try to use good common sense along with the principles of law in carrying out the duties entrusted to me.


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