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On Aug. 19, I was honored to accept the appointment as the new Maricopa County Assessor from the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. The five-member board voted unanimously to appoint me to replace Keith Russell, who was previously appointed to be a Justice of the Peace.
The program is called “Home in Five for Maricopa County.”
The Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF) is accepting applications from business leaders for its UnitED program designed to establish, build and sustain beneficial and meaningful relationships between schools and local businesses. The program gives business leaders throughout Maricopa County a way to support local schools through available resources and expertise within the company.
Three years ago, in the wake of a new Arizona law aimed at those in the country illegally, tens of thousands converged on the Capitol with a message: Today we march, tomorrow we vote.
Future bids to oust public officials through recall could get a lot harder under the terms of legislation given preliminary approval Tuesday by the Senate.
Arizona grocery magnate, education advocate, philanthropist, and one-time gubernatorial candidate Eddie Basha, Jr., passed away Tuesday afternoon.
Eighteen years ago Raymond Puente began work at Big O Tires as a general service tire installer. Today, he has a goal to own five Big O stores in the next five years and he knows just how much work it will take to do that.
Joe Arpaio is the best sheriff ever in the history of Maricopa County! No, he’s the worst Maricopa County sheriff ever!
Calling it a compromise between extremes, Attorney General Tom Horne on Wednesday proposed training and arming the principal or other top administrator at every public school.
A lot of people like to make predictions on what is going to happen. Too few of us take responsibility for their successes and, yes, their failures. Here is what I forecast on December 23, 2011 followed by what actually happened and my report card:
Arizona's 11 Republican electors formally cast their votes Monday for Mitt Romney -- but not before three of them, including the state party chairman, said questions remain about whether Barack Obama is a natural born citizen.
For my office as director for the Maricopa County Special Healthcare District, the election did not turn out exactly the way we hoped, but all is good. I am proud that thousands of Ahwatukee Foothills and East Valley residents voted for me in my three elections. To those good folks, it has always humbled me that I’d be entrusted to represent you in this most important position. Mary Harden ran a very effective and clean campaign. She will be a fine director and will bring a new and important perspective to that board. We wish her the best.
As the disgusting Arpaio political ads continue to flood local airways, I can’t help but find solace in the adage that like a zebra can’t hide its stripes neither can Arpaio cover up his pink underwear.
Friends of Animal Care & Control (Friends) of Maricopa County has been awarded the Pets for Life Mentorship and Training Program Grant sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States and PetSmart Charities. Friends won one of five full grants awarded out of over 50 that applied nationwide to provide education and training for pet owners in an effort to reduce pet homelessness in Maricopa County.
As a community organizer I have hosted debates and town halls for more than 30 candidates for elected office and I have not written an editorial about why an elected official should not be reelected, until now.
Phoenix and Maricopa County homebuyers can now get a 5 percent down payment assistance grant and a low, competitive mortgage rate through the Home in Five Advantage mortgage origination program issued by the IDAs of the city of Phoenix and Maricopa County.
Arizona, already at odds with the federal government and civil-rights groups over immigration, is adding voter ID and the Voting Rights Act to the disputes.
For 30 years, longtime Ahwatukee Foothills resident Lois Britland has stood behind a project to bring a high-definition camera to the Arizona-Mexico border, an effort she said needs support.
Four Maricopa County employees shared $5,300 for ideas they proposed which will save the county more than $100,000. The awards are part of the county’s annual Rewarding Ideas Program, a program that began in 1984 and has saved the county more than $12 million.
(AP) — Arizona election officials say there’s only one week left to register to vote in the state’s Aug. 28 primary election.
A new partnership between Valley of the Sun YMCA and Maricopa County will lead to lower health care costs for one of the largest employers in Arizona.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio served as the keynote speaker for the Ahwatukee Republican Women’s (ARW) meeting last week.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio served as the Ahwatukee Republican Women's keynote speaker last week at the Grace Inn.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, 80, is given a belated birthday cake during the Ahwatukee Republican Women's meeting last week.