Friend/Hater of New Times Art Olivas Discusses Joe Arpaio-Approved City Council Candidacy With Paper He Loathes

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Art Olivas
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his pick in the District 7 City Council race, Art "El Tudy" Olivas.
Art "El Tudy" Olivas hates New Times.

He's picketed in front of our building, scolded us for our coverage of former TV pitchman J.D. Hayworth's unsuccessful candidacy in last year's U.S. Senate primary, and called us communists. That said, and despite Art's inability to successfully spell "communist" on his protest signs, we still consider him good people.

Now, he's running for Phoenix City Council, and apparently has the full support of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

"I saw him, he came up to my truck and said 'Art, you're running? You can use my name however you want [to help in your candidacy]," Olivas tells New Times.

Art has interpreted that as a political endorsement.

When asked if he thinks he has a chance at winning, Art says "oh, hell yes! Oh hell yes!"

Art's running against District 7 incumbent Michael Nowakowski, and political newcomer Janet Contreras. Both Art and Contreras are proud members of Arizona's Tea Party.

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Art was a big supporter of former TV pitchman J.D. Hayworth.


Art's pretty straightforward when you ask him his thoughts on Nowakowski, his Democratic opponent.

"That S.O.B. said he was gonna be different and he's not," Art says. "We don't need all this big government that we pay for but doesn't do anything. I can go downtown and find graffiti all over the god damn place."

Graffiti is the least of Art's concerns. Taxes, he says, need to be lower.

From some of Art's campaign literature [sic]:

Every tax dollar takes a dollar away from our children. It's heartbreaking to have councilman Michael Nowakowski who supported and insisted on a food tax. Now comes water rate hiking!!!! Our children and seniors need WATER!!! Do we make them pick up aluminum cans because they're on a fixed income? **I DON"T THINK SO** He needs to stop abusing people. Vote Arthur Olivas City Council District 7.

Art says the campaign's going well, and he's even got bipartisan support.

"Half the people who signed my god damn petition are Democrats," Art says.

Visit Art's Facebook page for more information about his campaign.
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20 comments
Bnbk
Bnbk

If I lived in district 7,I would vote for El TURDy,he wants water for the people....He seems like a berry ejukated guy & AARPiehole backs him.....  VOTE  FOR  EL  TURDy !

Coz
Coz

Just what Arizona needs, another whacked out politician, endorsed by another whacked out politician.

Native Guns
Native Guns

Are you sure that is a man in that picture? I seriously thought he was a woman. I think the scary "big government" he is referring to is the Repugs: Brewer, pearce and such---Tax the middle & working class, and let's cut the big corps & elitists a big break.

Mistalee
Mistalee

"El Tudy?" What, was "El Pendejo Grande" already taken? 

Nitajd2003
Nitajd2003

I think anyone who uses God's name in vain doesn't have any business in any level of government. 

Bob the Slob
Bob the Slob

It seems like if you're going to make fun of the dude for not being able to spell, you should proofread more carefully when you're talking about his "campaig." [sic]

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Lq3536265

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Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

**Yawn**

Another sleazy candidate just shot himself in the butt with an endorsement by the shurf of MCSO.

I wonder how much time Mr. Olivas has spent studying the city budget.

Cute pig tails too.

Mistalee
Mistalee

And as soon as we make government an appendage of the church we'll be sure to enforce that one. 

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Profanity in any form is not impressive for a public speaker. He has very little, if any, chance of anything more than a very slim impact on the election. In my opinion. Gosh darn it...

Coz
Coz

It was a joke Eleanor, really.

Mistalee
Mistalee

It would be "shipping coal to Newcastle," wouldn't it? 

Eleanor
Eleanor

I know it was that is why I gave you a thumbs up on it.  But really, we don't.

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