Joe Arpaio Recall Paperwork Filed With Maricopa County Elections Department

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The political committee that's apparently going to try to recall Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio filed its registration paperwork with the county elections department this morning.

It's still not clear exactly who's behind the committee, Respect Arizona, but Citizens for a Better Arizona president Randy Parraz told Stephen Lemons this morning that he knows some stuff about it.

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He told Lemons an attorney named William James Fisher will chair the committee, which is consistent with the information on this morning's filing. A woman at Fisher's office tells New Times that Fisher's out of the office until tomorrow -- which is when a press conference on the matter is supposedly being held.

The only other person listed on the registration is Bob Unferth, who's listed as the treasurer of Respect Arizona. Unferth has worked with Parraz and CBA on a few things, including some anti-Russell Pearce efforts in Pearce's attempted comeback this year. Neither Parraz nor Unferth immediately returned New Times' messages, left shortly before noon.

Other than that, there's not too much information in the filing, other than the website for the recall has the appropriate name of RecallArpaio.com -- which is "under construction."

With this filing, though, Respect Arizona now has four months to gather the more than 300,000 signatures from county voters in order to trigger a recall.

We'll keep you posted on any developments.

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someguyinphoenix
someguyinphoenix

Wonder how many MCSO deputies are going to be tailing and planting evidence on people involved in this unsuccessful recall...

donotrecall
donotrecall

As long as there are CORRUPT POLITICIANS, people and an immoral person willing to run as a SHAM CANDIDATE; there will be no "PROPER CANDIDATE" to defeat a CORRUPT SHURF that resorts to Mafia Type tactics to win, because He knows that playing fair He doesn't stand a chance.

Probably by now Jaffy is running around the Old Fool's pigsty house like a headless chicken, screamming: "Oh my god, oh my god, what are We going to do if there's a recall Jose...........oh my god....oh I know, call "Olivia Cortez Stauffer", tell Him that He has to run again as a candidate, and then call Twotimes Pearce and ask Him if We can use His Bro. and nieces to get people to vote for "Olivia Stauffer".  I told You Jose, You should've arrested all those Open Border, Illegals lovers long time ago".

thezoneworld69
thezoneworld69

if it comes out i will tell you where to go and sign it at

PosersSuck
PosersSuck

Just as I predicted over two months ago, HERE COMES RANDY AND HIS BRAND NEW BOT SQUAD. “WE HATE JOE TOO NOW SEND US MONEY” If he would have kept his damned nose out of the Sheriff race we may have had the proper candidate nominated to defeat Arpaio.... Randy, you have a degree, why don’t you just look for a damned job and stop trying to make your living off of peoples suffering? I see you were at least smart enough to ditch the CBA moniker and have other people front for you. Now those large "consultant feesthat you will undoubtedly be paid will not look so much like a salary because you "are not affiliated with the operation" but I have news for you, the BS and lack of transparency in your organization is NOT going to look or smell any better under a different name. Joe Arpaio sucks but you and your circus antics suck more…end of story!!

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Jim Fisher is a good guy and no one to trifle with. This could be a lot of fun to watch.

trankmonk
trankmonk

lol, I cant wait till that pompous windbag Arpaios corruption is discovered!


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DNichols
DNichols

Even if there is a recall election, the Arizona GOP will once again engage in "Voter Suppression", sending out official election flyers with wrong voting dates in spanish, issuing provisional ballots witch most are never counted, or Arpaio will use the trick he taught his former Deputy Racist Russell, and run a "Sham" candidate to siphon votes.

Arizona Politic's  = Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Right Arpaio.

Any Dirty Trick to stay in Power.

RobAZ
RobAZ

I can certainly appreciate the sentiment and would sign a petition.

However, I'd have to ask who would run against him?  Obviously, the organizers can't be involved in that aspect but I'd have to think Penzone would be at the top of the list...but would he run?

And, the laws covering recalls do allow "any qualified person" to throw their name in the hat...We could end up with 5 Mike Stauffers this time around.  After all, doesn't Arpaio use the same campaign managers Russell Pearce had?

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

PNT: Please publish locations were people can sign the petition.

PosersSuck
PosersSuck

@donotrecall

This is exactly the same damned silly talk and mentality that screwed us the last time. Waste weeks and months blasting an insignificant candidate while nominating an empty suit to fill the main opposition party ticket, and try to win with the age old “Anybody but Arpaio” vote. It’s never once came close to working, but we may as well get our ass kicked again and blame our stupidity on Stauffer. The time for getting rid of Arpaio has long past. If this recall/money grab/media frenzy does work (which it won’t) everybody and their brother would probably throw their hat in the ring. Arpaio would easily win the special election. This is nothing more than a way to waste the time of hundreds of well intentioned volunteers while lining the pockets of the organizers with fat salaries or “Consultant Fees” as they prefer to call them. It’s absolutely shameful and their motives are pathetically transparent. Although it was quite obvious that this was going to be the next money grab, I assume Randy figured he better get a move on before immigration reform passes and people won’t be quite so willing to part with their bucks to get rid of Arpaio.

HaddieNuff
HaddieNuff

@DNichols I certainly expect it will be every dirty trick in the book, but those didn't work so well in the Pearce recall election.  :}  Joe is not invulnerable, despite his opinion.

donotrecall
donotrecall

And is this kind of mentality and attitude that screws all the time also, conceding defeat even before trying. I f you think that Stauffer didn't play any roll in the outcoming of the elections, you're wrong, the votes that went to this sham candidate plus people who didn't vote when they realized what was happening' probably would've made the difference, or at least to erase that fucking smirk form the old fool's ugly face and he knew that that was a close call, by the way his campaign was  putting all those bullshit ads an tv.

At least these"money grab people" are trying to get rid of this CORRUPT SHURF who has made a mockery of this Law Enforcement Agency and is never too late to get rid of him. BTW. It is very obvious that you are trying to discourage them by criticizing them, which makes wonder if you're an Arpayaso suporter. Every time that someone says; "I'm not an Arpayaso supporter" without a reason to do so, it's because that person really is an Arpayaso supporter, enough said.

DNichols
DNichols

@Haddienuff

Pearce and Company aren't in Jail for their Class Five Felony Electoral Rigging/Manipulating?!!

I wonder if Arpaio's "Stouge Stauffer" got his raise at the M.C.S.O. yet?!!

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