In 2013, Hon. John C. Cope was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as a judge of the Superior Court of Contra Costa County in California.
The judge is a Republican.
He was the youngest of six children and grew up in a small farming community in central California called Hanford. The judge's mother was a teacher’s aide and his father was a school teacher.
Judge Cope is a Benicia resident. He is married and has 6 children.
His hobbies are woodworking and swimming.
- J.D. from Brigham Young University (J. Reuben Clark) School of Law
- Bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University
- Deputy district attorney at District Attorney's Office in Contra Costa County, California (1991 to 2013)