Irate JP Clancy Jayne displays appalling lack of judgment

Cathy Riggs a much more judicious choice for Desert Ridge Justice of the Peace

The Yellow Sheet recently reported that Gov Doug Ducey’s decision to endorse Cathy Riggs in the Desert Ridge Justice of the Peace race did not endear him to incumbent JP Clancy Jayne.  Ducey called Cathy Riggs, “Smart, trustworthy and principled.” Riggs is the wife of Frank Riggs, one of Ducey’s 2014 primary rivals.

Jayne, hardly the picture of either principles or refinement, is quoted as saying he’s “beyond pissed,” calling Ducey, who he says he’s known for 30 years, a “S.O.B.” 

The Yellow Sheet quoted the enraged Jayne describing Gov. Ducey as his gofer saying, “When he drove a beer truck for Hensley and Company, he was running around doing gofer work for me when I was president of Gilbert Days. He was having to go around and do gofer work for me because I got Jim Hensley to be our beer sponsor for the rodeo.”

The qualifications for being a Justice of the Peace don’t present insurmountable hurdles. English literacy, Arizona residency, having attained the age 18, being a registered voter and having a pulse are about it.  Those minimum requirements and a huge permanent campaign sign on a semi-trailer parked along I-17 heading north got Clancy Jayne elected. Cathy Riggs adds considerably to those minimals, with a law degree and experience as a police officer and detective.

Justices of the Peace in Maricopa County currently earn $101,500 — based on a percentage of a Superior Court Judge’s salary. They receive excellent benefits. The part the marginal Clancy Jayne likely revels in the most, is being able to wear black judicial robes. It’s time to put him back in the jeans and denim shirts he previously wore as a rodeo competitor.

On her campaign website, Riggs lists the FIVE times Clancy Jayne was reprimanded by the Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct.

Sonoran News investigative reporter Linda Bentley has written about Clancy Jayne on numerous occasions. Here are a few revealing reports:

Aug, 2, 2016:   Arizona Chamber sends Clancy Jayne cease and desist letter

July 26, 2016: Clancy Jayne recycles decade-old endorsements in bid for reelection

July 13, 2016: ‘Let’s choose integrity’ for Desert Ridge JP

Aug. 23, 2012: Fourth sanction for Desert Ridge Justice of Peace Clancy Jayne


7 Responses to Irate JP Clancy Jayne displays appalling lack of judgment

  1. Ellsworth says:

    His crudeness and vulgarity aside, Clancy Jayne can’t hold a candle to Cathy Riggs who holds both a college degree and a law degree, which requires three additional years of education. Clancy Jayne graduated from Mesa High School. Period. End of story.

  2. Conservative Since Birth says:

    I enjoyed reading the SRAZ post as I knew nothing of Clancy Jane other than the semi-trailer parked along the I-17 for years. It looks like there’s no other choice for the voters than to kick him to the curb and vote for conservative Cathy Riggs, whose background is stellar. I agree with Doug Ducey on this.

  3. MacBeth says:

    After five sanctions by the Commission on Judicial Conduct, why hasn’t Clancy Jayne been removed? How many does it take before the level of outrageousness warrants more than a slap on the wrist and mentoring?

    • Kent says:

      This jerk should change his name from Clancy to Classy. Anyone who meets him would catch on real soon!

  4. VINOAZ says:

    Do not know either one, but really enjoyed this posting. Speaking of qualifications, just what are Obama’s?

  5. Saguaro Sam says:

    Off topic—-
    Heaven is watching you, Hillary—

    Next Sunday, Pope Francis is set to canonize Mother Theresa. She will be recognized as a saint from that point on.

    I had forgotten about the National Prayer Breakfast where Mother Theresa went off script in the presence of Bill and Hillary and the Gores. The only four people present who did not applaud Mother Theresa for speaking her mind regarding the evils of abortion were the Clintons and Gores.

    A little history:

    Someone should tell Hillary that Bleach-Bit might permanently erase stuff from her computer, but there is no invention or product that will erase the errors of her soul.

  6. Doc says:

    …I find it interesting the connection pointed out in SRAZ’s Great Post, the connection between our gubnah & the Hensley Corporation…

    …just sayin’…