After a series of blunders, Michele Reagan recently lost her election for a second term as Arizona Secretary of State. The position, known as “a heart beat away from the governor’s office,” has frequently been the line of succession since Arizona has no Lieutenant Governor. The base salary is $70,000.
But never fear. She won’t be showing up at a soup kitchen. Besides being vested in the elected officials retirement plan, she’s following in her Dad’s footsteps, and going the Justice of the Peace route, which pays full time JPs $101,500. No law degree is required. A high school diploma, the ability to speak English, state residency and a pulse suffice. A quickie on-line training course is provided by the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. The Reagan family owned a political sign company after moving here from Illinois in the early 1990’s, and the name Reagan was an asset in jump starting the venture.
According to this report in the San Tan Valley Sentinel, Michele Reagan has been appointed as a Pinal County Justice of the Peace pro tempore, by Superior Court Judge Stephen McCarville. Justice of the Peace Shaun Babeu requested Reagan be appointed as a temporary judge when needed, calling her “highly qualified” for the position. Reagan’s appointment must still be approved by the Board of Supervisors before it becomes effective.
Michele Reagan, who ran as a Republican, served in the Arizona Legislature from 2002 through 2014, voting with social liberals on a wide range of issues from abortion and Common Core to amnesty for illegals.
In January 2018, SRAZ posted, “AZ SOS Michele Reagan seeks voters in Mexico,” which is chock full of information about the soon-to-be-out of elected office Republicrat Michele Reagan. The links are worth your time, providing a tangible warning of how easy it is to be taken in by an “R,” and legendary, though unrelated, name.
In a stunning example of her disconnect with Republican voters, then-Arizona Secretary of State Reagan resigned her position as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 2016, rather than go to Cleveland to vote for Donald Trump.