||Justice of the Peace Butch L. Gunnels is currently serving in the first year, of his third four year term. Judge Gunnels is a prior United States Marine. After honorably discharged from the Marine Corps, his passion for service continued, and he became a Law Enforcement Officer; serving his community for twenty-four years, before retiring.Butch Gunnels is the founder for “Toys for Kids Association.” The purpose of this non- profit organization, is to provide toys for children of underprivileged families. “I want to make sure that kids have a happy and memorable Christmas, every year, regardless of income level,” says Gunnels.
Judge Gunnels is a member of the Arizona Justice of the Peace Association as well as, a member of the National Judges Association. He is currently serving as the Magistrate for the St. Johns Municipal Court in the City of St. Johns.
As a Judge in St. Johns Precinct he feels that it is an honor to serve the citizens of the community where he lives, while providing fair and impartial justice to all who come before the St. Johns Justice Court.