Fakes eventually expose themselves, but elections are not the proving grounds for opportunist political infiltrators
We’ve all heard the adage, “A leopard never changes its spots.” Maricopa County Assessor candidate Rodney Glassman is deceptively trying to make Republican voters believe they can. Though he now refers to himself as a “conservative,” his background tells another story.
Flashy Glassman has run for and lost numerous statewide offices as a Democrat. His interest in the under-the-radar County Assessor’s post, currently filled by the capable Eddie Cook after the removal of a criminal predecessor, is not due to a burning desire to deal with property tax evaluations. Glassman is looking ahead to a more high-powered office, and desperately needs a launching pad.
Conservative Eddie Cook is a trusted, conservative community leader, technology expert and former member of the Gilbert Town Council where he served for nearly a decade. Cook was unanimously appointed by the Board of Supervisors as Maricopa County Assessor over 10 other GOP applicants, including Glassman. Cook is restoring trust and accountability to the office, eliminating waste and saving taxpayers money. Take time to read his priorities and accomplishments.
Incumbent Eddie Cook is being challenged by lawyer Rodney Glassman, a lifelong Democrat operative who opportunistically switched party affiliation, hoping to boost himself to a higher level political career from this post. He has run for and applied for appointment to numerous positions as success eluded him.
Glassman has an unlikely background for someone seeking political office as a Republican and newly embracing the term “conservative.” Early on, he worked as a D.C. staffer for radical leftist, open border pushing, Congressman Raul Grijalva. The job was procured by Glassman’s wealthy father, a Fresno-based agri-business tycoon, who met with Grijalva.
Rodney Glassman also ran for the U.S. Senate from Arizona as a Democrat. Notably, he was a candidate for state chairman of the Arizona Democrat Party, hoping to guide the statewide strategy for defeating Republicans. The words “pro-life” never pass his leftist lips.
The AZ Democrat chairman post was one in a long string of offices he sought and lost. After magically recasting himself in 2018 he ran as a Republican for the Arizona Corporation Commission and lost again, just as he previously did as a Democrat carrying the UFCW Union endorsement.
Integrity is not on Glassman’s radar. While hoping for an appointment to the assessor’s office, he hosted a fundraiser for a member of the Board of Supervisors who would be tasked with selecting criminally charged former assessor Paul Peterson’s replacement. The invitation can be seen here. Glassman was bypassed.
A genuine Republican, Eddie Cook continues to amass support and has won the endorsement of Arizona Congressman and former State Senate President Andy Biggs, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus.
This is an important election. It’s crucial to retain incumbent Eddie Cook as Assessor. Don’t be conned by the biggest signs placed by wealthy political changeling Rodney Glassman, desperate for a win, whose intent is to buy his way into office…any office.