Steve Gallardo Running for Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Instead of Congress

Categories: Election 2014
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Stephen Lemons
Steve Gallardo (at lectern).


The field of Democrats to replace retiring Congressman Ed Pastor in Congressional District 7 just got a little less crowded.

State Senator Steve Gallardo announced that he's going to run for a spot on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors instead of a seat in Congress.

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-Steve Gallardo Comes Out: "I'm Gay, I'm a Latino, and I'm a State Senator"
-Ed Pastor to Retire After 23 Years in Congress

Gallardo had been one of three big-name Democratic candidates in the congressional race, which also includes Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox, and former state Representative Ruben Gallego.

Gallardo explained his reasoning in a statement: State Senator Anna Tovar had planned to run for Wilcox's seat on the board of supervisors, but announced last week that she's not going to be running for public office again this year. Gallardo will be running for that spot instead:
"I was prepared to run and win in CD7, but our community cannot afford to take a step backwards in leadership at the County. I am confident that CD7 will be in good hands, but it is absolutely vital that we have bold and experienced leadership at the County.

"I have more than a dozen years of experience working for this county's elections department, and I will fight to continue fair elections and to expand voting rights in Maricopa County. And Sheriff Arpaio has proven time and again that he needs constant unintimidated oversight to protect our civil rights and hold him accountable. That is leadership that I will provide."
Earlier this year, Gallardo came out as gay amid the fight over SB 1062, which was perceived to be an anti-gay bill.

Meanwhile, in the fight for the congressional seat, whichever Democrat wins the primary shouldn't have too much of a problem winning the general election -- the district's voters opted for President Obama in 2012 by a 72 percent to 27 percent margin over Mitt Romney.

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23 comments
Ponder
Ponder

District4=irrelevence

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

I''d vote for friggen Monkey's before I'd ever vote for any of these POS incumbents.

Marco Cruz
Marco Cruz

God bless St. Mary Wilcox! And sorry gallardo, that seat is reserved for Mike Johnson!

slappy
slappy

Why does this not happen to Horne.  


Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin has resigned from the bench following her criminal conviction stemming from her use of state resources to further her judicial campaign. Her trial began January 23, 2013, in the Allegheny Court of Common Pleas before Judge Lester G. Nauhaus. 


On February 21, 2013, after four days of deliberation, the jury found Justice Orie Melvin guilty of six of the seven counts brought against her.

On March 25, 2013, Justice Orie Melvin announced that she will resign from the Supreme Court, with an effective date of May 1, 2013.

On May 7, 2013, Judge Neuhaus sentenced Orie Melvin to three years house arrest followed by two years of probation. She will also be required to send a handwritten apology to every judge in the state.

JoeArpaioFan
JoeArpaioFan

Gallardo is an idiot. He is more corrupt than Mary Rose Wilcox.  He won't win the seat.  We'll make sure of it.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Slappy, this is Arizona. Where the corrupt and mentally sick rule with an iron fist.

DNichols
DNichols

@AZN

How is Gallardo corrupt?!

Is he corrupt to you because of his skin color?

"Well make sure of it"?

Who is we your other personality's?

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

You couldn't make sure your fly was down and the toilet seat up before taking a piss Robert.

Every prediction you've made has been defeated.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

The same could be said of Horne and Arpaio and they still won

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Eric, the pols ought to be invoking Nixon....

"The people want to know if their president is a crook. I am not a crook!"

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@eric.nelson745 damn straight. they arent honest like Horne, Arpaio, Montgomery, Thomas............................bwahahahaha i cant do that with a straight face. honest politicians in Az..........now that would be something to see. we wouldnt know what to do with them (evidently it isnt electing them)

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Zigs, Horne was the lesser of two evils regarding the choice for Republican candidate for state attorney general. (Do you really want to know what would've happened had candy Andy won the office?)

Arpaio is like John gotti. The Teflon don. But I have a feeling he'll be cut down the way Al Capone was in 1931.

DNichols
DNichols

@cozz 

A sidewalk held one of the most corrupt a little accountable?!

Nature's Justice.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

I for one will be happy to be rid of HorniBoi this year 66.

I'll be even happier to see Arpaio booted.

66rock
66rock topcommenter

@MaskedMagician1967  True and we would never get rid of him. Hopefully we're rid of Horn this year. 

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@MaskedMagician1967  But remember. the folks I listed were all elected/re-elected after their spew became public knowledge!

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

GED Jan is term-limited.

Thomas is disbarred.

Pearce was recalled, booted, and unable to win a seat in the state Senate.

MontyPug is bought and paid for.

HorniBoi is about to be out of a job WK.

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