Okay, I’ll acknowledge up front that this is not the most critical race on the ballot.
But here’s the thing: You have to start somewhere, and Maricopa County Democrats have not fielded a candidate for County Treasurer in four election cycles.
So, I’m supporting Joe Downs. He’s a good guy. If he wins, Russell Pearce is out of a job, which is reason enough for me. If he falls short, well, a young up and comer has gained valuable experience for his next run.
No expectations here that anyone will break the bank, but if you want to send a few bucks Joe’s way, you can do so at Joe Downs for Treasurer.
And if he becomes one of our future stars, you’ll have helped make it happen.