Take for instance what is happening in the District 2 supervisor’s race. One candidate – Cheryl Chase has been running for this position while she is still employed by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.
Ms. Chase has effectively thumbed her nose at Pinal County taxpayers and county policy in her quest for this office. Do you feel comfortable that she is living off of your taxpayer money, while she is actively campaigning for office? This candidate, and county employee, could also be violating state law and the federal Hatch Act. She should have resigned her position back in January.
Is this what you expect out of a person who wants to help decide county policy? Someone whose candidacy blatantly implies: what is okay for me to do – is not okay for you to do. How would we expect county employees to take Ms. Chase seriously while her political campaign violates the very essence of our Pinal County “Resign to Run” policy?
Like I said before, I understand the public cynicism, but remember there are other candidates running for office—those that are not violating county policy by their candidacy.