Joe Arpaio seeks 7th term as Maricopa County Sheriff

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is back in campaign mode. The Republican career law enforcement professional who rose from the ranks of police officer to director of the Arizona office of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, made the Sunday announcement to coincide with the birthday of his wife, Ava.

Taking a well placed jab at Democrat Sheriff Paul Penzone, Arpaio’s primary mission in running for sheriff once more is to “Make Maricopa County safe again.”

Maricopa County voters will long remember that immediately after his election Penzone welcomed illegals, who have invaded our country by the hundreds of thousands, calling them “guests.”

According to this fact-filled press release, “Winning in next year’s election would give former Sheriff Arpaio an unprecedented seventh term in office. Arpaio has never lost a Republican primary for Sheriff and he is the only Republican Sheriff re-elected in the past 100 years in Maricopa County.”

Leftist Penzone won in 2016, thanks to his socialist multi-billionaire benefactor George Soros, who pumped over $3 Million into Penzone’s campaign as he prioritized overhauling the U.S. criminal justice system. Penzone was also the beneficiary of relentless hammering of Sheriff Arpaio by the failing, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper — which also endorsed Penzone — previously best known for roughing up his former wife.

While a Phoenix Police Sergeant, Penzone was put on administrative leave after a domestic violence incident that included the issuance of an order of protection against him by his then-estranged wife. Under the order, Penzone was unable to possess firearms — making it difficult to carry out his duties as a police officer. This type of background is rightly a career killer in today’s world, but Penzone was not only given a pass, but won the newspaper’s warm endorsement.

Back in 2011, Human Events listed the “Top 10 Reasons George Soros Is Dangerous,” referring to him asthe single most destructive leftist demagogue in the country.” Soros is a Globalist who abhors national borders.

Another excellent exposé of Penzone’s benefactor Soros can be read inDavid Horowitz Explains How George Soros and the ‘Shadow Party’ Rule Over Democrats.”

Republicans welcome Sheriff Arpaio’s entry into the 2020 race. He knows the difference between actual guests and those who have complete disregard for our laws and sovereign border.

14 Responses to Joe Arpaio seeks 7th term as Maricopa County Sheriff

  1. MacBeth says:

    This is great news!! Joe Arpaio has our votes.

    Sheriff Penzone has shown himself to be nothing more than a willing tool of a dangerous open borders globalist.Taking George Soros’ money for unsavory services rendered makes him no better than the Van Buren streetwalkers.

  2. Braveheart says:

    Joe’s age will be raised as a disqualifier despite the fact that he is sharp as a tack and thinks on his feet.
    Elizabeth II is Queen of the United Kingdom and all of the other Commonwealth realms. She’s still ably doing the job at age 93.
    President Trump will be 77 when he’s reelected to a second four year term. The Prime Minster of Malaysia was elected in 2018. He’s currently 94 years old!! Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are both in their late 70s and running for U. S. President on the Democrat ticket.
    Supreme Court justices Ginsburg and Breyer are both in their 80s.

  3. Maggie says:

    I’ve seen Sheriff Arpaio interviewed on TV by less than accommodating interviewers. He always holds his own. I’d vote for him in a heartbeat. He’s always on top of the issues and has a quick wit.

  4. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    Joe’s going to need our help to counter the massive infusions of money from Socialist Soros and the Democrats.
    Here’s our chance to make a difference:

    • Mohave Mike says:

      Sheriff Joe is better equipped to be Maricopa County Sheriff than the abusive incumbent or any lackluster challengers who may get a bug up their butt to take Joe on. Thanks for providing the donation link. I’m making a donation today!

  5. Not Fooled says:

    Gerard Sheridan initially tried to hide from his time working for Sheriff Joe Arpaio. When he saw how popular Joe remains with the GOP base, he’s changed his tune. He fools no one. Joe is the real deal. Sheridan is a wannbe.

  6. Lyle Tuttle says:

    Go Joe, Go! I support you 110%!

  7. TheHunter says:

    Joe Arpaio was a great sheriff who overstayed his welcome. That’s one reason he lost the last election. Left wing money and left wing media were also big factors in his defeat, but many Republicans didn’t vote for him. Some of those Republicans are in favor of illegal immigration (remember Republicans for Janet in the good old McCain days). Other people just got tired of Arpaio focusing more on grand standing and not paying enough attention to the details of running the Sheriff’s office.

    His US Senate primary campaign helped derail Kelly Ward’s campaign. McSally got a majority of primary votes, but Arapaio changing the momentum helped make that happen. We got Kirsten Synema partly as a result of his foolish Senate campaign wasting GOP resources in the primary instead of focusing on a conservative primary victory and winning the general election.

    Joe Arpaio should find some other competent person interested in running as a conservative Republican and support him. We need a new face in order to win. We also need someone who will serve only 2 terms and then support another conservative Republican to fill the position.

    I think Joe Arpaio was a great sheriff and is a great person. However, we need a new person who can run on the issues and bring fresh conservative energy into the job without Joe’s baggage.

    Career politicians – even Sheriff Joe – are generally a drag on our communities and the conservative movement when they stay in office more than 8 years. (As opposed to career public servants like Michael Jeans who focus on public service, minimize political activity, and don’t overstay their welcome.)

    I like Joe Arapio and always supported him for Sheriff, but he needs to get out of the way and encourage new conservative politicians to run for office and help them win.

  8. B. Reilly says:

    It’s time for Joe to think about new endeavors in his golden years. Spend some time with the family. Joe had an admirable ride over the years. He made many people laugh and feel good about rubbing elbows with the sheriff. But, he also cost all Maricopa County taxpayers countless dollars in fines and legal fees. (The ACLU had unbelievably good attorneys.) It’s time to ride off into the sunset. Happy trails!

  9. Jane 001 says:

    I vaguely recall another name thrown out, perhaps on this site. But which other conservative or Republican candidate is running for Maricopa County Sheriff and challenging Penzone? (sincere question)

    • Bring Back Joe says:

      Sheriff Joe Arpaio (former 6-term sheriff)
      We cannot sit idly by while Maricopa County faces unprecedented challenges. I know this isn’t going to be easy, but I can’t in good conscience sit back in retirement knowing that my grandchildren will inherit a county worse off than I’ve spent my entire life defending. I pray to have your continued support today of my campaign.

      Mike Crawford (Retired police officer)

      Jerry Sheridan (former chief deputy MCSO)

      • Jane 001 says:

        Many thanks Bring Back Joe! Jerry Sheridan was the name I heard before. Mike Crawford is the new name.

        Does anyone know either of these men? Are both prepared to enforce federal immigration laws, work with ICE / detainers without fear of the PC crowd.

        While Arpaio was in office, I supported him unequivocally and would still do so. My concern is another primary of split voting that keeps Penzone in office. Just trying to understand who’s our best shot. I’ll support that person and influence others to do the same.

    • State Delegate says:

      Crawford is a virtual unknown. His background, like Penzone’s, is in police work, which is very different from the jurisdiction of the Sheriff.

      Those who have been paying attention are all too aware of the problems with Penzone and his attachment to his Socialist, open borders benefactor, George Soros, who has made it clear he wants to to reconfigure the entire law enforcement and legal system of the United States by funding the campaigns of leftwingers. This is unacceptable and obviously detrimental’ to our Constitutional protections

      Jerry Sheridan worked for Sheriff Arpaio and was his Chief Deputy, which he initially tried to conceal. Now angry that Joe Arpaio is running and full of bluster and BS he’s actually said he’s better qualified for the office of Sheriff than Joe Arpaio. What a joke! Joe was the one who promoted him to CD. It’s as foolish as Adam saying he was smarter than the one who gave him the breath of life.(Bad analogy, but you get my drift…)
      I’m aware of Joe’s age, but he is still very sharp and can run circles around Sheridan.

      What you say about splitting the vote is all too true. I’m voting for Joe.I urge you to join me.

      • Jane 001 says:

        State Delegate, thanks for breaching a subject that was awkward to ask about directly. So, there’s a rift between Arpaio and Sheridan. That sheds some light on the content on Sheridan’s Twitter page, his banner image displays a sign in the background that reads “Arrest Arpaio.” Liberals intended to damage Arpaio with the sign, but in that context it reflects poorly on Sheridan. The primaries are less than 1 year away, and whoever we put up against the Democrat needs to be able to weather Soros’ superPAC and be competitive raising funds.