Roberto A. Reveles, born in Miami, Arizona, graduate of Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Retired after 30 years in public policy and community relations in both the public and private sectors.
Served on staff of 5 congressmen in Washington, D.C. for total of 24 years, including Arizona congressmen Stewart L. Udall and Morris Udall; and retired as staff director for the Interior and Insular Affairs Committee under Chairman Morris Udall.
In second career, held position as Vice President for Government Affairs of a major gold mining company headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Since retirement, Reveles resides in Gold Canyon. He is active in community affairs in the Phoenix metropolitan area and in his hometown of Miami where he co-founded and served as president of the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum. Previously served on the board of directors of the Arizona Latin@ Arts and Cultural Center (ALAC). He is a past officer and current member of ADOBE (Association for the Development of a Better Environment) in Gold Canyon. He volunteers with Humane Borders maintaining water stations in the desert. He was founding president of Somos America/We Are America, the coalition that organized the largest gathering in Arizona’s history, the Phoenix march in April 2006 which attracted over 200,000 participants in support of the immigrant community. He is the immediate past president currently serving on the board of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona.
Reveles enjoys middle distance running and spending time in his art studio where he does figurative and portraiture sculpting.
He completed a 4-year enlistment in the Air Force during the Korean War. He is the father of 5 and has 11 grandchildren.
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The election numbers are in. And what has not been trumpeted is that an overwhelming number of Pinal County voters arguably voted their undetermined views by their absence on election day. Sadly our county voters’ apathetic 24.75% turnout was the second worst in the entire state.
Only days remain before primary election and revelations once more surface demonstrating the duplicity and extremes to which Sheriff Paul Babeu’s political tentacles extend.
Mark Twain popularized the saying that there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.As primary election decision time approaches, it’s important for voters to review some of the more outlandish and obvious prevarications spewing from the incumbent sheriff.
The wall of shame continues growing at the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office with yet another federal investigation, along with a blatant attempt at subverting the rule of law in the county attorney’s office, plus a new low in drug cartel fear-mongering involving the tragic loss of an entire family.
At the last Board of Supervisors meeting Sheriff Paul Babeu and his admirer, dairy farmer Scott Blevins, rather than addressing the substance of my criticisms of the Sheriff, fallaciously attacked me for serving as president of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona.
This past week the oh so-sensitive non-politician Paul Babeu was, horror of horrors, “shocked” by what he described as “an election tactic” by President Barack Obama.What is genuinely shocking is that the publicly disgraced Babeu continues his own brand of embarrassing “election tactics”.
The wall of shame continues growing at the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office with yet another federal investigation, along with a blatant attempt at subverting the rule of law in the County Attorney’s Office, plus a new low in drug cartel fear-mongering involving the tragic loss of an entire family.This time, Paul Babeu, has been caught with his corrosive hand in the hoarding and misuse of military equipment from a stockpile costing taxpayers – you and me --over $7 million dollars.
The question being pondered in the media about Pinal County’s perpetual headliner is: will he or won’t he continue his run for congress; will he or won’t he run for re-election as sheriff?The real question should be: will he or won’t he be indicted while running for congress; will he or won’t he be indicted while running for sheriff?