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Maxine Brown, Candidate for District 5 Supervisor, Files Nominating Petitions

Pinal County Elections Technician Becky Canalez and Maxine Brown

On Thursday, May 24th, Maxine Brown, Pinal County candidate for Supervisor, District 5 submitted her nominating petitions to the Pinal County Elections Office. Maxine, a Democrat, submitted 195 signatures that she collected in a the areas of Apache Junction, Gold Canyon, Queen Valley and the northern part of San Tan Valley which comprises District 5 of Pinal County.

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Maxine Brown Files Nominating Petitions For Dist. 5 Supervisor

Emily Saults


Maxine Brown, Pinal County candidate for Supervisor, District 5 submitted her nominating petitions to the Pinal County Elections Office last week.

Maxine, a Democrat, submitted 195 signatures that she collected in a the areas of Apache Junction, Gold Canyon, Queen Valley and the northern part of San Tan Valley which comprises District 5 of Pinal County.

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Martyn’s Qualifications For Parks Job Questioned

Bryan Martyn, former Pinal County Supervisor in District 2 and an ally of Governor Jan Brewer in the battle for a proposed Florence copper mine, was named state parks director last month despite being one of the least qualified candidates for the job, according to records citied by The Arizona Republic last week.

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Long Time Pinal County Resident Amanda Stanford Announces Run for Clerk's Office

In a shocking turn of events worthy of a political novel, newcomer to the political scene in Pinal County, Amanda Stanford challenges Republican incumbent in announcing her candidacy for the position of Clerk of the Superior Court.

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Pinal County Deputies Association Endorses Ty Morgan for Pinal County Sheriff

Pinal County Sheriff Candidate Ty Morgan

The Pinal County Deputies Association was formed to assemble a coalition of Pinal County Sheriff's Office employees to promote the belief that Pinal County Sheriff’s Office employees have the same Constitutional rights as other citizens of the United States and residents of the State of Arizona; and that the Association will constantly protect these rights.

They promote a positive image of the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office employees and will provide a powerful and respected voice for its members and educate the public about improved public safety and crime reduction.

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Pinal County Constable Jack McClaren Files to Be Next Pinal County Sheriff


Pinal County Constable Jack McClaren officially filed his candidacy for Pinal County Sheriff, filing more than three times the required candidate nomination signatures needed to be on the August 28th Republican primary ballot.

In keeping with Arizona’s resign to run law, McClaren also filed his resignation as County Constable today.

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PCSO Blunders Country Thunder

Law Enforcement Veteran Wary of Their Decisions

Pinal County Sheriff Candidate and law enforcement veteran, Glenn Millsaps, articulates his view on tactics by the staff of Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, PCSO, regarding an incident at Country Thunder last year.  It resulted in a PCSO Detective, Andrew Good, along with Hugh Grant, a Department of Public Safety Officer, suing Sheriff Paul Babeu, his staff, Pinal County Attorney’s Office, and Country Thunder concert promoters for defamation, racketeering, and violation of their victim rights, among other things.  Unfortunately, Goode is partially disabled and Grant was investigated by DPS because of the incident.

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The Patriots of SaddleBrooke is hosting a “Super Meet Greet” candidates at the federal, state and county levels.  Bruce Ash has agreed to MC the event on August 7, 2012, at the Mountain View Country Club from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

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National author and comedian Eric Golub Speaking at San Tan Republican Club

The San Tan Republican Club announces that national author and comedian Eric Golub will be the guest speaker at their Thursday October 18, 2012 meeting.

Eric Golub is Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and has lived in Los Angeles since 1990. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of Judaism, and his MBA from USC.

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Morgan Turns in More Signatures Than Any Other Candidate for Pinal County Sheriff

Tisha Castillo - Candidate for Pinal County District 2 Supervisor

With the help of many great people on 5-29-12 at approx 1500hrs we turned 190 pages totaling 2,792 registered voters signatures to the Pinal County Elections Dept.

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Mitt Romney Stumps in Mesa

Mitt Romney made a campaign stop in Mesa Monday night. A couple thousand supporters turned out to hear Mitt speak at the Mesa Amphitheatre. The venue was nearly full of excited fans.

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Rep. Gosar Votes To Avoid Government Shutdown

U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S (AZ-04) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted again to avoid a government shutdown, delay the Obamacare individual mandate, and promote fairness by repealing the Obamacare subsidy for Members of Congress and the President: 

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Re-Count Triggered by Tight Congressional District 4 Dem Race

Pinal County to Conduct Logic & Accuracy Test Wednesday at 2 PM

For those who wonder if their vote really counts, wonder no more.  The Congressional District 4 Democrat race was so close on a district-wide level that an automatic re-count was triggered.  According to unofficial results on the Secretary of State’s website, Johnnie Robinson garnered 10,185 votes in the democrat race for Congressional District 4 and Mikel Weisser garnered 10,166 votes – a difference of only 19 votes. 

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Proposition 204 asks voters to keep one-cent sale tax

Poston Butte teachers David Carpenter and Mary Ploense display their D’Backs pride after receiving a $5,000 grant from the D’Backs Give Back To School Challenge Program

Believing Arizona legislators have forsaken edu­cation, residents found success in placing a measure on the Nov. 6 general election ballot designed to address what they believe is inadequate school funding.

Proposition 204 would renew the 2010 1-cent property tax, scheduled to expire next year, and provide protections against reducing education funding in the future. The additional revenue generated by the tax would fund educational programs in addition to pub­lic transportation infrastructure projects and human services. Other measure provisions include forbid­ding reduction to existing K-12 and university funding levels, and prohibiting reductions to the current state sales tax base.

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Prison Mandatory Defendants – 61% Received Probation or Released

Competitive sports programs are just one area that faces cuts if they fail to reinstate its budget override funding.

My opponent challenged me to look at his record.  So I did…and it’s worse than what I thought. These facts present a bleak depiction of how the Pinal County Attorney’s office allows violent criminals to “walk.”  After scouring hundreds of pages of publicly available records, my team of researchers and I have unearthed a pattern of shoddy prosecution.

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Primary Elections This Week

Arizona voters get their first chance to start making choices during the 2012 election season by casting their ballots in the Tuesday, Aug. 28, Primary Election which will narrow the field of candidates for the Nov. 6 General Election.

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Primary Election Primer

AJ News ‘Election Section’ brings questions to the newspaper

In the wake of questions from readers as to the selection of local candidates’ profiles that ran in last week’s  Apache Junction/Gold Canyon News and as an information revue for all voters (some of whom don’t consider primary elections important enough to vote in), a primer on primary 

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Pinal Democratic Party Statement on Candidacy of Jason (JT) Ready for Pinal County Sheriff

Last week, the media reported that recognized Neo-Nazi and white supremacist Jason  (J.T.) Ready switched parties to run as a Democrat for Pinal County Sheriff.

The Pinal County Democratic Party did not recruit, does not endorse or back Ready.  It is without question that Ready's hate philosophy does not reflect the principles and values of the Democratic Party. 

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Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu To Broadcast First Television Ad This Week

Glenn Millsaps

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu will broadcast his first television ad this week.

The ad will be seen by voters district-wide. Titled "Hear it from me," the script can be seen below: 

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Pinal County reports unofficial election results

Photo provided by STV Resident Yolanda Smith

The unofficial results from the Aug. 28 Pinal County primaries have deter­mined who will likely be on the ballot in November.

The three supervisory districts in Pinal County grew to five due to a state law, requir­ing additional seats as the county’s popula­tion grows, according to election officials.

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