Mary Rose Wilcox to Run for Re-Election in 2012; First Elected to Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in 1992

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Mary Rose Wilcox

She's been shot in the butt.

Criticized for questionable deals.

Indicted twice by a grand jury -- only to see her charges dropped and her accuser face potential disbarment.

But Mary Rose Wilcox, one of five members of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors since being elected in 1992, isn't giving up her fight.

The Board's sole Democrat confirmed during a Monday news conference that she'll be running for re-election in 2012.


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Wilcox had previously said she wasn't sure if she'd run again. But at a Monday news conference at her Phoenix restaurant, El Portal, she was surrounded by friends and supporters -- including Democratic Congressman Ed Pastor and Phoenix mayor-elect Greg Stanton -- as she made her announcement.

She thanked her parents for giving her the tenacity to overcome the obstacles she's faced over the years and for telling her to remember how "in the end, good will prevail." Cronkite News Service covered the event and produced a short video report.

Raising money might not be an issue for this campaign... assuming Wilcox sees a handsome payout in the lawsuit she's got pending against the county.

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Carrie
Carrie

Someone else made a comment and referred to her as "self-serving" and I will agree with that completely. She doesn't miss a chance to be on television on in the news in someway and of course it is always in a way that is good for herself and bad about someone else. Now she is planning to finance her campaign to run again with her winnings from her lawsuit against the county.  She slams Arpaio for what he is costing the County in lawsuits and she is probably one of the biggest suits the County faces. She does everything she can to make herself look like the poor victim even if it means making the State of Arizona and Maricopa County (her employer so to speak) look bad in the eyes of the rest of the United States.  Yes, this woman is self serving and we need someone that is interested in doing the job for us not for their own person gain. Something about this woman just absolutely urks me and I can't stand seeing her on the television or hearing her name because it is always negative for us and she is the poor little victimized woman.  She loves that victim role, it really is financially beneficial for her. Wonder how much money she got from other lawsuits against the County, including the one when she got shot in the butt?

Triple-6 Gun Mane
Triple-6 Gun Mane

Wow, a BOS since 1992? You certainly is not getting my vote for 2012 fat bullet ridden ass. I think it's time for you to step down. Just like the Shurf. We need serious change/reform here in Sandland.

Bnbk
Bnbk

I can't beleive that this self-serving twit is the best canidate the Democratic Party can field.

Coz
Coz

If Maricopa County voters have learned anything through it all, they will send her packing. We'll see how stupid they really are soon.

Mistalee
Mistalee

I'd vote for the guy who shot her in the ass. Why doesn't he run?

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

Will Citizens for accountability go after this miscreant or is their focus on partison politics and not for ending corrupt lifelong politicians careers?

Chad Snow
Chad Snow

Mary Rose Wilcox was the first elected official to call out Joe Arpaio for his mismanagement and abuses of power.  She was a lone voice in the wilderness for many years, which made her a target of Arpaio's.  What proof do you have that Wilcox is corrupt?  Because soon to be disbarred Andy Thomas said so?  How'd that work out for him and Aubuchon?  Mary Rose has never had to fire 3 of her top command staff for corruption has she?  Arpaio and Thomas poured millions of dollars into their MACE unit, and couldn't make one thing stick against Wilcox or Stapley. 

Ferdinand
Ferdinand

Mary Rose Wilcox, IS Joe Arpaio in disguise.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

So it is partison politics... Thanks for the clarification.

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