Sheriff Paul Babeu's Chief Deputy, Steve Henry, Announces Potential Candidacy For Sheriff

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Steve Henry officially announced this morning that he's considering running for Pinal County Sheriff.
As we reported last week, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu's chief deputy, Steve Henry, is considering running for his boss' current gig -- and this morning, he made it official.

"With the possible departure of Sheriff Babeu, I want to ensure we keep moving forward with all of the improvements we have made in service on behalf of our Pinal families over the past three years," Henry says.

Babeu is considering running for a currently non-existent Congressional seat -- it's what would be Arizona's Fourth Congressional District, as it's been proposed by the Congressional Redistricting Committee.

The proposed district includes parts of six current districts and covers the northern part of Pinal County, stretching into western Arizona.

Congressman David Schweikert currently lives in what would be District Four, but has said he plans to run for a different seat that includes Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. Congressman Ben Quayle currently represents the district Schweikert is eying, and the two would potentially square off in a primary if they both choose to run for the same seat.

Henry's resume (compliments of Southwest Border Sheriffs) is as follows:

Chief Henry served as Traffic Section Commander for the Chandler Police Department. He has served as acting Patrol Watch and District Commander. As a Sergeant, Henry served in Bicycle Patrol, Neighborhood Services, Patrol and in SAU/SWAT in charge of deployment and tactical decisions in high risk Police incidents. Henry has also served as an Internal Affairs Investigator and Special Enforcement Detective. Henry earned his Bachelors degree in History at Arizona State University and received his Masters of Education from Northern Arizona University. Henry served active duty with the US Air Force and US Army, where he later became a commissioned Army Officer. He has numerous awards and unit citations, including the Police Medal of Honor.

Henry already has the endorsements of the Southwest Border Sheriffs, Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever, and his boss, Babeu.

Check out Henry's website here.

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Rdhunter
Rdhunter

Pretty funny.  Did he also announce that he had been arrested some time back for bagging three elk without a permit in Arizona and violating the Game & Fish laws?

Babeu
Babeu

Steve, who is going to write Paul Babeu nasty blogs for him now? You are nothing but a big bully!!!!I Are you going to being writing your own blogs for Sheriff when it is time to run pretending to be someone else, just like you do for Paul? You are nothing but a coward that hides behind a screen name. A endorsement from Paul means nothing but that you are a big liar and will do anything it takes to fool Pinal County voters to win. I am sure he will have you start your fundraisers early, but not before Paul can get the most money he can out of the voters first. You are a loser with a gun!!!!!

Hock
Hock

lol...his website is blocked for me:

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Hock
Hock

He appears to be more qualified to be Sheriff than his current boss.  Too bad he has Babeu breath now...he's tainted.

Desertrat_24
Desertrat_24

@Tommy. How do you expect him to spell Vekol Valley, when he can't even spell "accountability" on his own website.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

If I lived in Pinal County my first request of this guy would be: "Please tell us the truth about the Vekol Valley incident where Louie Puroll shot himself in the ass to make himself look to be a hero".

His reply would earn or lose my vote...

Eleanor
Eleanor

I like that, Tommy. 

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