Joe Arpaio Opponent Mike Stauffer Looking For Campaign Volunteers

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Scottsdale Lieutenant Mike Stauffer needs your help.
If you're interested in doing your part to put an end to Sheriff Joe Arpaio's tyrannical reign over Maricopa County, here is your chance.

Arpaio's opponent in next year's GOP primary for sheriff, Scottsdale Lieutenant Mike Stauffer, is holding a meeting tomorrow night for anyone who wants to lend their time to his campaign to de-throne America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff."

Stauffer has pledged to put an end to the "reality show" sheriff's office the MCSO has become during Arpaio's nearly 20-year reign as sheriff.

We've had the opportunity to meet Lieutenant Stauffer. He's good people.

(Get all the details about tomorrow night's meeting after the jump)

Last month, Stauffer spent an entire day answering the questions of New Times readers in our inaugural online Town Hall. Check it out here.

Stauffer's pledged to bring some class back to the MCSO if he's elected. In other words, the days of Elvis-themed panty parties and inmate coloring contests at the county jails would come to an end under Stauffer.

Stauffer wants to put an end to the pompous, reality TV-based culture that currently plagues the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office under 79-year-old Arpaio and get back to doing the job of a county sheriff's office -- which doesn't include buddying up to Steven Seagal and Ted Nugent, and chasing illegal immigrants through the stock rooms of Burlington Coat Factories.

Rather, Stauffer says, the focus of the MCSO -- when it comes to illegal immigration -- should be stopping the criminal enterprises that smuggle people, drugs, and weapons in and out of the United States, not on "ineffective" immigration sweeps that often use pricey MCSO resources but yield little more than the arrests of 10-or-so illegal immigrants.

"Immigration sweeps are totally ineffective," he told New Times earlier this year. "The focus needs to be on the organized crime component [of illegal immigration]: the human smuggling, the drug smuggling, the weapons smuggling."

One of Stauffer's goals is to improve response times in rural, unincorporated parts of the county -- ya know, what would be his actual jurisdiction -- which he says currently range from 3-4 four hours to never.

"Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa -- they all have their own police departments," he says. "There's no reason for sheriff's deputies to be in those areas unless we're part of a task force or we're helping them out."

If Stauffer were sheriff, the MCSO's role in cities that have their own police departments will be to help them with any specialized teams or equipment in the MCSO's arsenal, but not to interfere.  

"[The sheriff's job] is to help the police departments in the incorporated areas while still giving my primary focus to rural unincorporated areas...where my real jurisdiction will be," he says.

Tomorrow night's meeting will be held in Scottsdale at 6:30 p.m. If you're interested in helping Stauffer dethrone Arpaio, contact his campaign manager, West Kenyon, at west@votestauffer.com, to RSVP and get directions to the location of the meeting.

You can also see Stauffer's website and Facebook page here and here.

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Guest
Guest

"In other words, the days of Elvis-themed panty parties and inmate coloring contests at the county jails would come to an end under Stauffer."

Because heaven forbid we do anything to raise inmates' morale, or give them the option of an extra fun/constructive activity to be involved in... That's just terrible ugh

Dumoudan
Dumoudan

Sherrif Joe is one of a few law enforcement individuals who understands a simple fact: "illegal immigrant" = an individual who is not in the United States legally. Being that the "illegal immigrant" has broken our  (and Barrack Hussien Obwama's) Federal Immigration Laws and entered the United States through illegal means, he / she is subject to a crime and as such, he / she is subject to deportation. Is that difficult to understand?

JaunPoker
JaunPoker

This guy doesn't stand a chance of winning.

Lorraine Conley
Lorraine Conley

Most major news media has published Obama's fraudulent birth certificate They all have the link to it. Check it out before name calling. The spelling TXE in [I CERTIFY THIS IS A TRUE COPY OR AN ABSTRACT OF TXE COPY ON FILE IN THE HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Alvin T. Onaka, Ph.D. STATE REGISTRAR] is one of the many layers of Obama's fraudulent forgery of a birth certificate to game we the people into a bad bad game. Barack Hussein Obama II is to a BAD GUY. -Obama Birth Certificate Released By White House (PHOTO) Obama Releases Long-Form Birth Certificate http://documents.latimes.com/b... 

Juan Tublowme
Juan Tublowme

Dear Baby Heysoos, please let this guy overthrow the current trainwreck. I have met Mr. Stauffer and he seems like a good guy. Approachable, smart, and a regular guy. Note to the campaign, you guys HAVE to put out some educational pieces, so that the old white people in Sun City can learn that the people in tent city are not our biggest threats. They totally buy into this toughest sheriff garbage. Good luck L.T.

FormerRepublican
FormerRepublican

I for one am looking forward to lending any assistance that I can....

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yourproductsucks

Good Luck Mr. Stauffer; you are going to need it.

I'd gladly jump on board if I saw there was any chance, whatsoever, of you dethroning Joseph M.  Unless you raise some serious money and there is a ground well of support from the Republican Party, you are not worth the fallout that would most certainly fall upon the heads of those who would be most closely affected by the change in Staffing at MCSO.

Get your lazy condescending campaign manager to work on real exposure and have him break away from his love affair with all things James King.

You don't need my support to go against Arpaio, but you certainly need the support of the network of contacts and exposure individuals like myself can provide.  But you will never know what could have been if you continue sucking the teet of free advertisement from this tabloid.  Show us something real and stop with the hollow rhetoric.

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Jason
Jason

Maybe I can help Mr. Stauffer out when I go to Boston in a couple of months. That'll really irk the Flaccid Fool of MCSO, given that he is from Springfield, MA.

Then again, maybe I can help out here in LD19 for Stauffer...

Guest
Guest

Also, once again-- and I know this isn't important to you but I feel the need to point out-- you are wrong. Allow me to shed a little fact on the "coloring contest" jab.

Well, it's not a coloring contest, for one. Pre-trial detainees who want to participate are provided art supplies to do so, and they create their own original drawings. Some of which are absolutely, mind-blowingly amazing. There are some extremely talented artists in the greater Phoenix area, who happen to be awaiting trial.

There's no mandatory participation. Guys and girls who want to, can create a drawing and submit it to the contest. Literally everyone that I talked to about them really enjoyed the last two contests. It gave them a chance to show off their skill and get a lot of positive feedback from others around them. 

So... A positive activity that has been enjoyed very much by inmates... OH THE HUMANITY!, I guess.

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

Campaign volunteers?  Good idea Dumondan, Illegal immigrants might serve as good campaign volunteers!  They also probably know the language of many of the potential voters in this County.  That's not too difficult to understand. 

I am, however, having trouble understanding how you could make complete sentences and then also make the simple-minded statements you have above. 

There are many categories of "illegal."  Many people have applied for asslyum, many are here to work our fields (you know the small business owners who operated small farms depend on seasonal labor and you and your fellow haters won't get off your fat asses and do the work), many are here on tourist visas and are waiting for them to be renewed.  There are many reasons for being in the US without a proper immigration status. 

I'm not sure which of these people who come here for a better life you want to deport? 

Sounds like a lot of government spending - you must be a liberal.

Thousands of immigrants who are presently "illegal" will apply for, and obtain, citizenship and be able to vote in the future.   Your post was obviously meant to welcome these new citizens.  Thank you.

BTW - Did you know President Obama has enforced our border more than any previous president combined?  Not Reagan, Not Bushies, but Obama.  President Obama should be your hero if your issue is illegal immigration. 

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

If only he could understand the concept of resource management. Or the concept of warrant services. Or the concept of criminal investigation and apprehension.

He's a Nickel Bag.

Not even a cop.

Just an elected official.

A sick old man.

Mentally ill.

Like you.

Jason
Jason

You sure about that? The MCSO shurf is currently under federal investigation for abuse of power.

He has cost taxpayers $43 million in lawsuit judgments and payouts, and has cost taxpayers $50 million just in legal fees.

He misspent more than $100 million from voter-approved jail enhancement money.

He wastes time, money, and personnel "investigating" President Obama's birth certificate.

Yes, it's time to get rid of this stupid, sick old man. Vote Stauffer 2012!!

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Back to the personal attacks, I see. Is that really the best entertainment you have in your life? Aren't you happy just being a good deputy in a Mormon enclave?

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yourproductsucks

I'm certain you've got the stones to make serious political hay in Mass...especially after you failed to recognize who Sal DiMasi was.  

What do you plan to do to help Stauffer when you get to Boston?  How will Arpaio discover your antics, thus achieving your goal in irking the "flaccid fool of MCSO?"  Do you throw in the "of MCSO" so that people don't automatically think you are addressing yourself in the third person?

I can't wait to see the moving and shaking you do in LD19!

Verndog
Verndog

Dude, you are an idiot. "Many people have applied for asslyum, many are here to work our fields (you know the small business owners who operated small farms depend on seasonal labor and you and your fellow haters won't get off your fat asses and do the work), many are here on tourist visas and are waiting for them to be renewed. There are many reasons for being in the US without a proper immigration status."

If they are here with status, they are legal. If they have lost status they are illegal and should be round up and deported immediately at the highest priority. If they came here without status they should be round up and deported immediately at the highest priority. If they are children of illegals they should be round up and deported immediately.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

You're correct. That was hypocrisy. I should never have used the term, "Nickel Bag". That term was coined by other employees of DEA when the old man was working there. I don't have personal knowledge of his case activity. Only what I've read.

I also should not have included Dumoudan in the group with the Flaccid Fool. He may actually be nothing more than a demented personality.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

Back to personal attacks, I see. Is that really the best form of entertainment you have in your life?

Jason
Jason

Well said Tommy. Those descriptions fit the Flaccid Fool of MCSO to a T and everyone here knows it.

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