Guest Editorial: Maricopa County, District 2 Deserves Better

Michelle Ugenti-Rita, former State Senator, releases the following statement: Today, I am announcing my candidacy for the office of County Supervisor, District 2, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. The voters of District 2 have been deeply disappointed by the actions of appointed Supervisor Thomas Galvin. Whether it is defending botched elections, fiscal mismanagement (including support for the Prop 400 transportation … Read More

Supervisor Bill Gates Not Seeking Re-Election: An Unfortunate Sign of Our Times

As a Maricopa County Supervisor, Bill Gates has been one of the steadiest rocks of local governance for years. He recently announced that he won’t be seeking re-election. While he certainly has earned more free time for himself, there is something larger and more insidious at play. It is an event where I am less prone to celebrating his service … Read More

Thomas Galvin to be Steve Chucri’s replacement at BoS – A Reasonable Choice

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is easily one of the most important elected boards that manages to fly under the radar of the overall electorate. These are the five people that are in charge of the people who run the 4th largest county in America; their inherent importance shouldn’t be understated. They manage a multi-billion dollar budget allocated to … Read More

Paradise Valley-Area Representative Steps Down, Successor to be Chosen

We have previously covered LD28 Representative Aaron Lieberman’s announcement of his run for Arizona Governor. As a result of Arizona’s “resign-to-run” laws, his time as Representative was thusly coming to an end soon regardless, and as such Lieberman recently announced his resignation from this seat. Legislative District 28 covers Paradise Valley as well as parts of central and east Phoenix, … Read More