Arpaio Continues Record Fundraising Pace

For Immediate Release: Monday, March 22, 2010

Sheriff to Decide on Run for Governor Soon

PHOENIX, AZ – Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County continues his record-breaking pace of raising campaign funds for re-election. In just twelve months, Arpaio has raised $2 million from supporters in Arizona and around the country.

“I am deeply humbled and tremendously grateful for the outpouring of support from my constituents and others who support my policies,” said Arpaio.

Arpaio’s campaign manager and architect of the fundraising program, Chad Willems of the Phoenix-based Summit Consulting Group, stated, “The level of support for the Sheriff and his policies is simply staggering. Just when we think it’s going to slow down the contributions just keep pouring in,” said Willems.

“America’s Toughest Sheriff” is still receiving contributions from literally every state in the Union but the vast majority of those are coming from Maricopa County and other counties in Arizona. The campaign announced in January of this year a goal of reaching $1.5 million by March, but easily exceeded that goal by half a million dollars.

Arpaio credits this level of support to his get-tough policies on crime, animal abusers, the operation of his jails, including Tent City, public corruption investigations, and his policies to arrest and detain illegal immigrants and human smugglers.

In recent public opinion surveys, Arpaio’s approval numbers among Arizona voters of all parties poll above 60%. Because of his high approval ratings and ability to raise funds, Arpaio has stated that he is still considering a run for Governor. Recent polls show Arpaio leading all filed candidates and potential candidates in the race for governor by wide margins. A decision on entering the race will be made soon.


  1. So the County Board of Supervisors will name his replacement, does that person serve out Arpaio’s current term?

    If so, can certain board members be recalled?

  2. James Davidson says

    There is no chance — zero, zip, nada, zilch — that RINO Joe will run for governor. This is a con or publicity stunt he trots out every four years and has done so for the last three elections. It’s just like his written pledge to serve one term only — a big con. Remember this is from the man who ran for the Phoenix City Council, before he ever ran for sheriff – as a liberal.

  3. I dont see Joe running, he likes being sherrif too much.

    If he doesnt like dealing with the County Board of Supervisors how in the world is he going to deal with the AZ legislature which is even more maddening?

  4. Antifederalist says

    I’ll join the crowd saying that Joe won’t run for Gov. I agree that it’s a publicity stunt that he uses every four years. The article cites and old poll, but no recent polls I know of (enlighten me if I’m wrong) even mention Arpaio in the Gov’s race. If I were him right now, I’d be worried about the amount of time needed to collect ~6K valid signatures. He should draw the same criticism from Shane that Andy Thomas got for waiting for so long to decide to run for higher office.

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