Pima County Elected Offices in 2020

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Tuesday was the filing deadline for candidates to submit their petitions to run for office.

For some years now, Pima County races have largely been sleepy nonevents because incumbents have been elected and reelected for many years. There have been some years in which incumbents did not even have an opponent.

It is going to be different this year with a long-time county attorney,  county recorder and county assessor not running for reelection, Pima County’s Tea Party Queen Ally Miller not running for reelection to the board of supervisors, and the recent untimely passing of county supervisor Richard Elias.

As every candidate knows, they are most vulnerable in their first reelection campaign. Pima County sheriff Mark Napier and Pima County supervisor Steve Christy both facing their first reelection campaign.

This will represent a sea change in Pima County government for the first time in about 20 years. There are some contested primaries this year which may decide the race (barring a write-in candidate). So pay attention to these down ballot races this year Pima County voters. Local government affects you most directly. This is a big deal.

With coronavirus social distancing orders in place, it is not at all clear to me how the media and community organizations intend to hold candidate forums and debates this year, certainly not with the public in attendance. Blog for Arizona will do our best to cover these local races.

Here is a list of candidates who filed to run for office by Tuesday’s filing deadline.

PIMA COUNTY SUPERVISOR – DISTRICT 1 (Open Seat)

Bill Beard (R)

Rhonda Pina (R)

Steven J. Spain (R)

Vic Williams (R)

Brian Radford (D)

Rex Scott (D)

Daniel X. Aguilera (GRN)

PIMA COUNTY SUPERVISOR – DISTRICT 2

Matt Heinz (D)

Richard Hernandez (D)

Ramón O. Valadez (D), Incumbent

Anthony D. Sizer (R)

PIMA COUNTY SUPERVISOR – DISTRICT 3

Sharon Bronson (D), Incumbent

Juan F. Padrés (D)

PIMA COUNTY SUPERVISOR – DISTRICT 4

John Backer (R)

Steve Christy (R), Incumbent

Gabriela S. Mercer (R)

Steve Diamond (D)

PIMA COUNTY SUPERVISOR – DISTRICT 5 (Open Seat)

Trista Tranposch Di Genova-Change (D)

Adelita S. Grijalva (D)

Consuelo Hernandez (D)

Fernando Gonzales (R)

PIMA COUNTY ATTORNEY (Open Seat)

Laura Conover (D)

Mark Thomas Diebolt (D)

Jonathan Mosher (D)

PIMA COUNTY SHERIFF

Mark D. Napier (R), Incumbent

Kevin Edward Kubitskey (D)

Chris Nanos (D)

PIMA COUNTY RECORDER (Open Seat)

Kimberly Challender (D)

Gabriella Cázares-Kelly (D)

Benny E. White (R)

PIMA COUNTY TREASURER

Brian Bickel (D)

Beth Ford (R), Incumbent

PIMA COUNTY ASSESSOR (Open Seat)

Suzanne Droubie (D)

Brian Johnson (D)

Dustin Walters (D)

PIMA COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

Dustin Williams (D), Incumbent

PIMA COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE – DISTRICT 2

Erica Cornejo (D)

John Maley (R)

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE – DISTRICT 4

Charlene Pesquiera (D)

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE – DISTRICT 6

Alexander Ball (D)

Paula Aboud (D)

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE – DISTRICT 9

Alfonso Ramirez (D)

Kendrick Allen Wilson (D)

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE – DISTRICT 10

Vince Roberts (R)

PIMA COUNTY CONSTABLE – DISTRICT 1

John Dorer (R)

CONSTABLE – DISTRICT 4

Oscar Vasquez (D)

CONSTABLE – DISTRICT 6

Bennett L. Bernal (D)

Roberto Ponti (D)

CONSTABLE – DISTRICT 7

Thomas Richard Schenek (R)

CONSTABLE – DISTRICT 8

Kristen Randall (D)

CONSTABLE – DISTRICT 9

George A. Camacho (D)

Joe Ferguson (D)

CONSTABLE – DISTRICT 10

Michael P. Stevenson (R)




2 COMMENTS

  1. It’s truly a pity that our country has degraded to such a point that lawbreaking vicious liars like Kristen Randall aka Kristen Landrum aka what other name she chooses to use this week can be appointed by corrupt politicians to a quasi law enforcement position. Now this proven criminal is running unopposed for the position of Constable district 8. To make matters worse, Sheriff Napier gives credence to Randall by appoining her to his latest citizens committee. I don’t know why I should be surprised though, after all, it was his department that refused to arrest her for her crimes, instead the department harassed her victims. Well Napier, at least your running opposed. Maybe we can get rid of you and put in a responsible and unbiased Sheriff. Meanwhile, Pima County, you now have two individuals running around with badges and guns who aren’t even qualified to be School Crossing Guards.

  2. Yup, change coming to Pima County with D 5 Supervisor Chair Richard Elias gone and retired Housing manager Betty Villegas just appointed to be a place holder till 12/31/20, plus open seats for Pima County Assessor, Attorney & Recorder and Supervisory districts 1 and 5. And now the added challenge of no group candidate forums till the COVID 19 crisis abates.

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