Who will be the next Maricopa County Supervisor?

Here are the names of the candidates who have submitted their letters of interest to the Maricopa County Supervisors hoping to become the next Supervisor from district four.

Recently, Supervisor Max Wilson announced his resignation due to health issues.

If I were to call this “race” right now, it would probably be former Peoria Mayor John Keegan who receives the appointment.

Here are the names in the running:

Peoria Council member Ronald Aames
Peoria Mayor Bob Barrett
Former state legislator Robert Blendu
Former Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools Sandra Dowling
Lobbyist Jim Buster
Former state legislator Jack Harper
Dick Hensley
Egg hatchery Executive/Owner Clint Hickman
IT consultant Joseph Hobbs
Former Peoria Mayor John Keegan
Former state legislator Jean McGrath
Goodyear Vice Mayor Joanne Osborne
Litchfield Park Mayor Tom Schoaf
Gregory Smith

The compensation for Maricopa County Supervisor is currently set at $76,600/year.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Backs Max Wilson for Supervisor

WEST VALLEY – Maricopa County Supervisor Max Wilson announced today Sheriff Joe Arpaio is endorsing him in his bid for re-election to serve the people of District 4.

Sheriff Arpaio says, “Max Wilson understands the need to retain experienced law enforcement officers to enforce all of the laws on the books. He is a solid supporter of our efforts to reduce illegal immigration and enforce our laws.”

Wilson says, “Sheriff Arpaio has worked tirelessly to protect the citizens of Maricopa County and to enforce the laws. My constituents value his efforts, and I appreciate Sheriff Arpaio’s support. I look forward to continue to build on the positive working relationships we’ve been able to build.”

Supervisor Wilson’s main focuses are fiscal responsibility, job creation, protecting Luke Air Force Base. Wilson was recently appointed by Governor Brewer to serve on the Military Affairs Commission.

Max Wilson has received endorsements from Governor Jan Brewer, Congressman Trent Franks, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Litchfield Park Mayor Thomas Schoaf, Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord, Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck, El Mirage Mayor Lana Mook, and Youngtown Mayor Michael LeVault.

About Max Wilson

Max Wilson was appointed unanimously to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in 2002 and was re-elected to the office in 2004 and 2008. Before serving on the Board of Supervisors, Mr. Wilson was a Councilmember and Vice Mayor in Litchfield Park. He has served on the Peeples Valley/Yarnell Historical Society Board of Directors, Arizona Diamondbacks Charity Board of Directors and the Sun Health LaLoma Board of Directors.

Currently, he is a member of the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Luke West Valley Council (He served as 2005 Civilian Chair for the Council). He is also appointed by Governor Brewer to the Office of Homeland Security to be a member of the Central Region Advisory Council.

He is also on the Maricopa County Trail Commission, MAG Transportation Policy Committee, MAG Regional Council, Military Airport Preservation Committee, the Flood Control District, the Stadium District, and the Library District.

Candidate For Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers Secures Another Key Endorsement

(GLENDALE, AZ) Maricopa County Supervisor Max Wilson has endorsed Jerry Weiers in the race for Glendale Mayor. Wilson joins a growing list of leaders, including congressman Trent Franks, in endorsing Weiers.

Wilson has been serving on the Board of Supervisors since 2002 and is currently its Chairman. One of Supervisor Wilson’s main focuses is the protection of Luke Air Force Base. Wilson said, ““I could have no better partner that Jerry Weiers in protecting Luke Air Force Base. In addition, Jerry knows the issues that are important to the West Valley and he has the experience to work with regional governments to secure Glendale’s future.”

Weiers said, “I am honored to have Max’s endorsement. He and I are both aware that cooperation and communication between governments are what’s needed to grow our economy and protect local assets such as Luke.”

Weiers moved to Arizona in 1966. He has represented the West Valley in the State Legislature for nearly eight years. He helped lead efforts to bring the F-35 to Luke Air Force Base, solidifying this critical economic engine for Glendale. As a state lawmaker, Weiers has also helped Arizona recover from years of previous over-spending, turning a multi-billion dollar deficit into this year’s budget surplus.

Jerry is an accomplished pilot who flies out of the Glendale airport. He is a motorcycle enthusiast, and he is a member of the El Zaribah Shriners Motorcycle Unit. He performs in parades across the state and is also a reservist for the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

For more information go to www.weiersformayor.com