Although ballot tabulations are not yet final, Republican candidates staged a near sweep of county and state offices in Pinal County last week, indicating the face of county politics has changed drastically in the last few years.For the first time, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors will be controlled by a Republican majority; four of five county supervisors winning seats on the newly expanded board in last week’s election are Republicans.
Since publication of A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform in 1983, public education has been the universal whipping boy for a multitude of society’s ills. Certainly, much of that criticism was earned and while reform has been a constant for the past 29 years, much is yet to be accomplished.
Wil Cardon is running in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate against Jeff Flake. Someone should tell Cardon he’s doing it all wrong. His television commercials mention Flake’s name at least three times per ad and his own name is used only once. In effect, he’s advertising for Jeff Flake every time his ad runs.
Paul Messigner, president of the San Tan Republican Club announced recently that Will Cardon will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the San Tan Republican Club.The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., Thursday, May 17. The meeting will be held at the sheriff’s substation meeting room at the intersection of Gantzel and Combs roads.
The Pinal County Board of Supervisors met this morning 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.