Joe Arpaio Foe Rebecca Jimenez Leads in Guadalupe Mayoral Race (w/Update: Jimenez the Winner)

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Rebecca Jimenez, the night she confronted Sheriff Joe

Please see update below.

Former Guadalupe Mayor Rebecca Jimenez's camp is partying tonight, celebrating what they believe may be a win over incumbent town Mayor Yolanda Solarez.

See also:
-Guadalupe made it clear that Joe Arpaio's attacking anyone with brown skin
-Joe Arpaio's Nemesis Rebecca Jimenez, Guadalupe's Once and Perhaps Future Mayor
-Joe Arpaio's Nemesis Rebecca Jimenez Leads in Guadalupe Mayoral Race, Run-Off Certain for May 21 (w/Update)

Currently, Jimenez leads Solarez in Tuesday's runoff election in the square-mile burg by 85 votes, 330 to Solarez's 245.

The tabulation is not final, and Maricopa County Elections Director Karen Osborne says she will not know how many provisional and early ballots remain to be counted till tomorrow.

"Everyone here is elated," Jimenez said this evening when I called for comment. "But you know me, I still want to see the final results."

A prudent answer, seeing that the town's March primary initially had Jimenez up by 21 votes, but after the provisionals were counted the next day, Solarez led by five votes.

Nor was Mayor Solarez in any mood to concede.

"I'd say it's like the last time," she stated, referring to the initial primary results. "You never know."

The contest has been intense, like only small town politics can be, with each side accusing the other of shenanigans. Signs blanketed the town's main stretch of Avenida del Yaqui when I visited last week.

Jimenez's purple and yellow placards seemed to dominate. The mayor's large signs featured herself and Councilwoman Gloria Cota, as the two were running as a team.

The vote in the council race is still tight, though Cota and Faustino Valenzuela, Jr. were the top vote-getters in a four person race, where voters could pick two candidates.

If Jimenez becomes mayor-elect, her win would be a major upset. Solarez was backed by members of the local political establishment, including Congressman Ed Pastor and state Representative Catherine Miranda.

Solarez has been seen as willing to work with Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose department is paid by Guadalupe to provide law enforcement services.

That's unlike Jimenez, who butted heads with Arpaio in 2008, when the MCSO did an anti-immigration sweep of the town, setting up its command center at the town's center.


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IdontRecall
IdontRecall

Congratulations Mayor Rebecca Jimenez, now that the OLD FOOL has His hands tied, due to Judge Snow's ruling on racial profiling against His ass, I think U don't have to worry about the OLD FART, His goons and the CLOWN POSSE wrecking havoc on Guadalupe. GOOD 4 U.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

It will be interesting to see how Jiminez navigates now that she is mayor. Phoenix and Tempe previously gave the Town of Guadalupe their proposals to take over the law enforcement contract and they were 3 times more expensive than the current County contract.

She is ignorant enough to lose the town incorporation in order to spite arpaio...which means that the County will continue covering the area as an unincorporated entity. She is in a lose/ lose situation if she continues down the path that has led to her initial success. Her platform was to rid Guadalupe of MCSO. How, pray tell, is she going to complete this promise to the community?

FYI- No agency wants the headaches of being the law enforcement entity of the 1.5 square miles called Guadalupe.

toersbijnsc
toersbijnsc

I think Joe A has just learned a valuable lesson in life after the accident ~ he is mortal afterall and when the pain wears off he will be a much smarter person after his severe lesson learned episode.. Maybe even listen to his heart that its over....

DNichols
DNichols

Congratulations Town of  Guadalupe.

This good step for your Town is a Giant Step for Humanity, and the fight against Arpaio's brand of Racism, and Hate.

To: Good.

bobunf
bobunf

I'm not sure Arpaio is noticing.  Hasn't been seen much since his "accident."  Arpaio's 81 years showing?  Something else? 

When was the last time anyone saw Arpaio?  Shades of...

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

In your face Arpaio!

robert_graham
robert_graham

Countdown = 8 days left and you're not even close.  We'll be throwing an Arpaio victory party at the end of the month.

robert_graham
robert_graham

Oh and by the way, that bike shop in Guadalupe I went to to see their petition I thought was a very nice place.  If the owner wasn't such a moron by sponsoring the recall I'd say shop there if you are in need of a bicycle or service because it appeared to be a nice place except for him handing out petitions.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

When Jimenez wins I'd definitely like to see her join the anti-Arpaio crowd.

I'll even consider throwing a block party.

robert_graham
robert_graham

Either mayor is bad.  The tuth is, if Arpaio was attacking people with white skin, not only would Guadalupe not give a shit, they would encourage it.  When I was recently there Monday to spy on the places to sign the recall petition I felt like I was in Tijuana.  I had to ask myself if I was the United States or in Mexico.  Even their street names resembles those in Mexico.  I think it's time for a major raid in Guadalupe to clear out all the wetbacks and undesirables.  And because there's a MCSO substation there, deputies won't have to travel far to get the job done.

DNichols
DNichols

I remember Arpaio's Media Publicity Stunt where Little Pinky Joe yelled at this "Woman" saying that "She owed him money!"

Hey Arpaio she owed Maricopa County Money you Asshole?!

What a Brave Little Man you are to be able to stand up to a "Woman" and Yell at her?!!

Yeah Joe your America's Toughest Wuss Sheriff!!!

Sorry Babeu your runner up.

DNichols
DNichols

@david-saint: LOL but what is different than usual?

car_del99
car_del99

@JoeArpaioFan ..Maybe you can join the joker in a federal prison Since you've been threatening people here..( just tell them you are the joker's bitch...

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

@JoeArpaioFan 

Oh yes we are. We will FINALLY boot that narcissistic old man out of office.

BTW Robert, I hear the DOJ is looking into reopening their criminal investigation into the Old Man. It's only a matter of time...

DNichols
DNichols

@Arpaio's Butt Monkey:

I thought the Bike Shop was very nice as well when I signed the Petition, however it shows how good, and humble these People are to let a Dispicable Racist like you in the Plaza?!

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan  Your recomendation is worthless even to other Arpaio phreaks. Absolutely no one cares what you think. 

robert_graham
robert_graham

@MaskedMagician1967 If Jimenez wins we will whip out the newly created recall petions to sponsor our own recall.  And we don't have to wait six months mind you.

david_saint01
david_saint01

@JoeArpaioFan dumbshit, those are 90% INDIANS. NOT MEXICANS. ugh, the wheels spinning, but the hamsters fuckin dead. 

robert_graham
robert_graham

@DNichols Now aren't you a poor excuse for a human being.  If you happen to be a tree trimmer would you please do us a favor and fall into your wood chipper.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@MaskedMagician1967 @JoeArpaioFan HA, that's what you think. You'd better think again though because if you think you will be holding a victory party you are sadly mistaken. I can already prove that many, if not most of the signatures you have gotten are bogus.  Once they are all verified you are going to be in for a rude awakening.  I can prove it just by the fact that your petitions are just like a guest book at a wedding. Anybody can waltz in to the locations and sign them any way they want. There is no verification done in any way. What's to say that imposters sign names of those who know nothing about it? So sure, all of them you get are legitimate, right?  Oh pleeze!

david_saint01
david_saint01

@JoeArpaioFan @MaskedMagician1967 LMAO how are you going to recall her? you dont live there. the people there arent influenced by deranged mad men like yourself. but as i said, by all means try...it only helps the recall arpaio people since it exposes the hypocrisy of your most used reason against the recall..

david_saint01
david_saint01

@JoeArpaioFan @MaskedMagician1967 LMAO wow, you seriously are stupid. Being that she IS NOT an incumbent like Arpaio, the 6 month rule DOES apply. lol and if you think your backwards, racist ass would get a single ounce of support to recall her, you are sorely mistaken...but i wish you luck in trying..ps all it will do is expose the hypocrisy of the anti arpaio recall crowd, given that the reason most given is that "its just sour grapes"..


robert_graham
robert_graham

@MaskedMagician1967 @JoeArpaioFan I already donated more than that to Mr. Arpaio thank you very much.  And more donations keep pouring in for him.

DNichols
DNichols

@ Arpaio's Idiot:

I think Men that Yell at Women like Arpaio did are nothing but Little Cowards?!

If this troubles your little Boo Boo, Too Bad.

I assure you that standing before me, you would be nothing but Respectful like a church "Boy".

I use my name Punk.

Stay Cowering as Arpaio's "Butt Monkey."

Cowering suits you well.

david_saint01
david_saint01

@JoeArpaioFan @DNichols one of these times, someone is going to make you eat your own words and you are going to pick a fight with the wrong person...i pray you dont, but the way you are its becoming inevitable. 

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

@JoeArpaioFan @truthseekeraz 

Go back and reread the statutes Robert. Since the town doesn't know who won, how would you even initiate a recall? There has to be someone holding the office genius. And ARS 19-202 applies here. Jimenez can't be recalled for 6 months, unless she's an incumbent. Which she's not. And even then, she's proven to be a popular mayor.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFYQUACK, Hey JOKE, what if I tell U that there might be some  pictures of  UR well known fag POSSE/SHADOW WARRIORS signing recall petitions, so those might be the impostors U are talking about.BUTT FACE.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

@JoeArpaioFan @MaskedMagician1967 

"There is no verification done in any way."

That's why the elections department VERIFIES signatures on recall petitions.

Any registered voter in Maricopa County can sign the recall petition. Just like any citizen can cast a ballot thanks to the 15th Amendment.

You are a dumbass Robert.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

@JoeArpaioFan @MaskedMagician1967 

You've claimed that:

1) You can recall someone BEFORE an election is decided.

2) The 6-month provision doesn't apply to Arpaio.

All ARS 19-202 does is simply prove that you are wrong.

Since you don't know who won the Guadalupe Mayoral race you can't initiate a recall petition.

And even if you could, any election lawyer and SOS Ken Bennett will tell you the same thing I did.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@MaskedMagician1967 @JoeArpaioFan What good does it do to read statutues? You bend them to fit your agenda. It wouldn't surprise me if on May 30th when you haven't come up with all the signatures you need you will cry fowl and yell racist if you are not given more time to get signatures.

car_del99
car_del99

@DNichols  If you are trying to offend JAF by calling him "  Arpaio's bbut monkey " You won't, he takes that as an " honor "

david_saint01
david_saint01

@JoeArpaioFan arpaio is an incumbent, Rebecca is not..learn the damn statute..lol its impossible for you to learn what you are talking about before you do isnt it? epic fail yet again..

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

@JoeArpaioFan 

ARS 19-202 Section B doesn't apply to Arpaio because he ran for the exact same position he's held for 21 years, making Arpaio the INCUMBENT.  

It DOES apply to Jimenez because she's not the incumbent.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@MaskedMagician1967 Oh really?  Well if six months doesn't apply to Arpaio it certainly doesn't apply here either.  Once we see who wins we will attempt to recall the winner. We can do that you know.

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