FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 27, 2011
CONTACT: Chad Willems
America’s Toughest Sheriff to Support Candidates for Federal Office; Raised $6 Million for His Re-Election Campaign
PHOENIX, AZ – Sheriff Joe Arpaio today announced that he has launched a federal political action committee to support candidates and causes that promote border security, and combating illegal immigration.
The mission of JoePAC will be to identify and support candidates that also espouse the principles of less government, cutting wasteful spending and promoting real private sector job growth through tax cuts and the elimination of burdensome regulations.
“We’re excited about the impact that Sheriff Joe Arpaio will have in key races across the country for Congress, the U.S. Senate and the Presidential race,” stated Chad Willems, Chairman of JoePAC.
He continued, “It seems that not a day goes by that local and national candidates for public office call the Sheriff seeking his endorsement. The Sheriff has actively campaigned across the country to support candidates and causes. JoePAC will be just one more way that he can help elect good people to office.”
Sheriff Joe Arpaio is currently serving his fifth term as Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona and is campaigning for a sixth term. To date, he has raised just under $6 million for his 2012 campaign.
The Sheriff has publicly remarked recently that he is leaving the door open for a run for another office such as the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Arizona Senator Jon Kyl. However, no decision has been made yet.
“America’s Toughest Sheriff” is most widely known throughout the world for his implementation of Tent City, an incarceration facility constructed out of U.S. Army tents which prohibits television, magazines and other perks for prisoners. His inmates wear Arpaio’s trademark pink underwear. Arpaio has also aggressively investigated drug traffickers, violent criminals, “dead-beat dads” and those who abuse animals.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has investigated and detained thousands of illegal aliens through Arpaio’s enforcement of Arizona’s illegal immigration and human smuggling laws – much to the consternation of the Obama Administration.
For more information, please visit www.SheriffJoePAC.com.
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