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Tag Archives: Ally Miller
Former District 4 Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll, who stepped down in Dec. 2016 just months short of 20 years at that job, was appointed today by his former fellow Supervisors to be Justice of the Peace in Precinct 7, serving Green Valley. Carroll applied for the seat, along with 7 others, after JP Lisa Royal quit in August, 2017 to become Administrator of the Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts in Tucson.
Prior to this Carroll has been employed (Community & Government Relations) with the Amity Foundation (http://blogforarizona.net/former-pima-county-supervisor-ray-carroll-joins-amity-foundation/)
Motion was made by District 4 Supervisor Steve Christy, 2nd by District 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson.Vote was 4-1 with Supervisor Ally Miller against.
Carroll is a non attorney, as were most of the applicants (including Michael Acosta, Gary Halkowitz, Janie Stover) seeking this position. The only attorneys who applied were Ron Newman (also a JP pro tem) and Mathew Cannon. Two of the applicants (David Kryder and Barbara Blake) are Hearing Officers in Small Claims court, and non attorneys as well. Info on the 8 applicants here: link to AZ Daily Star article: http://tucson.com/news/local/candidates-seeking-vacant-green-valley-jp-appointment/article_c9b2f700-3fee-54a0-a728-88a6fc4248d0.html
Pima County Bd. of Supervisors meets tomorrow September 5th, at 9 a.m., 130 W. Congress St. on the first floor. Agenda online:
Go to our Calendar listing for more info on Supervisor Ally Miller’s recent remarks, and the agenda items regarding them.
Any member of the public can speak at Call to the Public, item # 7.
When the nation’s attention was turned to the violent protest by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia in which three people died and numerous others wer injured, Pima County’s Queen of the Teabaggers felt compelled to post this: After Charlottesville attack, Ally Miller’s Facebook post: “WHITE – and proud of it”:
Hours after a white nationalist rally and violence that rocked Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller appears to have posted from her personal Facebook account that she is “sick and tired of being hit for being white.”
Miller was responding to a Politico article shared by former Tucson mayoral candidate Shaun McClusky that detailed President Trump’s response to the violence, in which he said that “we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides — on many sides.” Those comments were criticized for not specifically calling out white supremacists and other groups involved in the Unite the Right rally.
I am not aware of Miller ever having been criticized for “being white.” She has been roundly criticized by local media for corruption and poor personnel management in her office, her penchant for conspiracy theories unsupported by any evidence, her feuding with former Republican supervisor Ray Carroll, and for being a noted nut job. Miller is a regular carnival side show. See this compendium of articles about Ally Miller at the Tucson Weekly.
Arizona Public Media (AZPM, Channel 6 PBS) interviewed District 3 Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson (a Democrat who has served since Jan. 1997, currently the Chair) and her Republican challenger Kim DeMarco. These interviews were conducted separately.
Also interviewed this week was District 1 Democratic candidate Brian Bickel. One term District 1 Republican Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller “did not respond to repeated requests” to be interviewed by AZPM.
View this Metro Week show here:
District 2 Supervisor Ramon Valadez, a Democrat, is running unopposed.
AZPM will be hosting interviews for District 4 and 5 candidates and Supervisors on September 30.
Vote wisely on or before Nov. 8, 2016.
The Arizona Primary will be on Tues. Aug. 30 this year, here’s some notable primaries to watch/follow and vote wisely in:
—Pima County Attorney (D primary)
Incumbent Barbara LaWall vs. challenger Joel Feinman; no R challenger;
Green candidate Cyndi Tuell in the General
—Pima County Assessor (D primary)
Incumbent Bill Staples vs. challenger Brian Johnson; no R candidate;
Independent candidate Suzanne Droubie in the General
—Pima County Sheriff (R primary)
Republican challengers Mark Napier vs. Terry Staten
to face off with incumbent Democrat Sheriff Chris Nanos in the General
—Pima County Supervisor District 1 (D primary and R primary)
Democrats Brian Bickel vs. Jeff Farrell (update – Farrell has been disqualified, no primary)
to face off with either incumbent Supervisor Ally Miller (R)
or her challenger John Winchester in the General
—Pima County Supervisor District 4 (R primary)
Open seat – Ray Carroll (R) retiring:
Republicans seeking seat are John Backer, Steve Christy, Marla Closen; no D candidate;
Green candidate Josh Riley in the General
—Pima County School Superintendent (D primary)
Open seat – Linda Arzoumanian (R) retiring:
Democrats Michael Gordy vs. Dustin Williams;
to face Republican Margaret Buckholder in the General
LD 2 (D)
Gabaldon, Rosanna (incumbent)
Hernandez Jr., Daniel
2 to face off with incumbent Rep. Chris Ackerley (R) in the General
LD 9 (D)
Friese, Randy (incumbent)
Hannley, Pam Powers
Kopec, Matt (incumbent)
2 to face off with R challenger Ana Henderson in General
LD 10 (D)
Mach, Stefanie (incumbent)
(open seat: Incumbent Bruce Wheeler retiring)
2 to face off with R challenger Todd Clodfelter in General
Arizona Citizens Clean Election Commission hosting debates in June for LD 2, LD 9 and LD 10. See our Calendar for details.
Pima County Bd. of Supervisors in a unanimous vote (5-0) today passed an ordinance to ban texting while driving a motor vehicle, effective within a month. The ban however, still allows speaking on a cell phone. Here’s what the ordinance states:
“A person may not, while driving a motor vehicle on a highway, manually manipulate a handheld electronic device for any purpose other than to initiate, receive, or engage in voice communication.”
“A person who violates this section and is not involved in a motor vehicle crash is subject to a civil penalty of one hundred dollars ($100.00), plus any other penalty assessments authorized by law. D. A person who violates this section and is involved in a motor vehicle accident is subject to a civil penalty of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00), plus any other penalty assessments authorized by law.”
Exemptions are law enforcement and emergency personnel, bus drivers, while on private property, and while the vehicle is stationary.
Several persons (mostly bicyclists) testified in favor of this proposed ordinance brought forth by the Pima County Sheriff’s Dept. Sheriff Chris Nanos spoke in favor of this proposal, as did LD 9 State Senator Steve Farley, who said he was the first to introduce this type of legislation in the Arizona House of Representatives 10 years ago. Apparently only Arizona and Montana have no state laws against texting while driving. Firefighter Brendon Lyons testified about being severely injured when hit by a “distracted driver” on Oct. 4, 2013. He showed a video of the accident and his long, painful recovery. He also brought in a mounted display of his shattered bicycle. Oro Valley Vice Mayor Lou Waters testified in favor as well, for the sake of “public safety”.