In a rare opportunity for statewide civic engagement, O’Connor House; Eight, PBS AZ; and the Arizona Clean Elections Commission will collaborate to present a televised and web-streamed Gubernatorial Debate with candidates Doug Ducey, Fred DuVal, Barry Hess and John Mealer. Community groups, neighborhood organizations, students and families are being encouraged to watch the debate together and engage in discussion before they cast their votes in November. Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election is October 6, 2014 at midnight and the General Election is on November 4.
Mayor Scott Smith, Arizona Republican candidate for Governor, today received the endorsement of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, one of the most respected conservative leaders in the country on immigration and economic development. Governor Brewer's support gives Mayor Smith's campaign a huge boost of momentum going into the final weeks of the race.
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.
On Thursday, February 20, 2014, the Arizona Senate approved SB 1062 the so-called exercise of religion: State Action Act. It has been suggested that this action was necessary to avoid situations whereby a business owner may be compelled socially or even legally to provide services to individuals or entities, in direct affront to ones religious belief whether real or inferred. What we stand here today to say is this action, if approved by the Governor, would be discriminatory and further degrades the State of Arizona’s reputation.
On Thursday the House of Representatives passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, which would increase spending and federal taxes. I voted against the bill.
Believe it or not, the 2014 campaign cycle will soon be here.
Secretary of State Ken Bennett will be hosting a Campaign Finance Seminar on Thursday, December 12, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The seminar will take place at Pinal County's renovated 1891 Courthouse, 135 North Pinal Street, inside the Ironwood Conference Room.
On Friday and Saturday, November 15-16, 2013, The Pinal County Democratic Party will host the Arizona Democratic Party’s quarterly State Committee meeting in Maricopa, AZ at the Maricopa High School.
As a part of the weekend activities, The Pinal County Democrats will also be holding a fund raising activity saluting “Women Who Rock”.
Last week, our government proved without a doubt that it is dysfunctional. When few disgruntled legislators can strike fear in the hearts of their own colleagues, we are rapidly moving towards anarchy.
When George H. W. Bush banded together a coalition of the willing to stand up to Iraq when they attacked Kuwait, his argument was, we must respect and follow the “Rule of Law”.