Former Pinal County Supervisor Bryan Martyn was found guilty Thursday, Nov. 15, of one count of disorderly conduct, a Class 1 misdemeanor, after he pushed another man at a community festival earlier this year. Martyn served as the County Supervisor for District 2 from 2004 to 2011, which at the time included Apache Junction and Gold Canyon.
Magistrate Katherine Kaiser of Florence Municipal Court arrived at the verdict for the current Arizona State Parks director after a 2 1/2-hour bench trial. The judge imposed an $813 fine. Martyn faced up to six months in jail and fines of up to $2,500.
In all my years as a public servant I have never seen public cynicism of elected leaders so feverish as it is today.And quite honestly, I can understand why people view politicians with a jaundiced eye.
With only 10 business days to complete requirements and gather signatures, San Tan Valley business owner Tisha Castillo filed for a slot on the ballot in the Pinal County Supervisor race during the August 28th Republican primary.
“My newly-formed election committee did a great job this weekend and easily tripled the required number of signatures we needed to file,” says Tisha.
Residents of District 1,
It seems that things seem to slow down during the summer months, but here in Pinal County the summer means we are heading into a busy time of the year.
Our 2011-2012 fiscal year comes to end in the beginning of July. We are in the process of developing a new budget for 2012-2013. I can tell you now the county will not raise the tax rate for this fiscal year. As a matter of fact we may reduce it by 10 or 20 cents per hundred dollar assessed valuation.
I have "worked" for this community for 6 years. Not because it was my job. Not because I was being paid to do it (because I wasn't). But because I believe in this area. I believe in our community and what we can become, and I have worked every day without partisanship or bias -- and I have made a difference.
I made a decision a couple of weeks ago to throw my name into the hat for the appointment to District 2 Supervisor. Although no one has directed any comments or questions to me directly, questions are being asked. I hope that this blog will explain why.
The Pinal County Board of Supervisors met on April 27 to discuss the process they will use to select a candidate to represent District 2 through the end of the year.
Supervisor Bryan Martyn resigned his seat, effective April 30, to accept the position of Arizona State Parks Director.
Arizona Revised Statutes 11-211.A and 16-230.A require that the person selected be a qualified elector in District 2 and be registered to vote as a Republican – the same party as the individual voters originally elected to the Board.
On April 26, 2012 a Notice of Claim against Pinal County and Pinal County Supervisor Bryan Martyn was filed by the Law Office of Alan K. Wittig, P.C. on behalf of Christopher White.
The claim is from an incident on March 10, 2012 between Pinal County Supervisor Bryan Martyn and Christopher White.In the Claim it is alleged that Supervisor Martyn assaulted Mr. White at the Anthem Community Park during an event at the park. At least one witness to the incident stated that Supervisor Martyn was the aggressor.