Tuesday, July 28, 2015

MCSO Sheriff Joe Apraio has 2 Republicans Dan Saban,Roger Balwin Challengers in the 2016 Election

A familiar face has emerged among the handful of challengers who have formally lodged their bids to unseat Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the 2016 election.
 Dan Saban, a former Buckeye police chief who lost two previous runs at the office, filed his paperwork this week with the County Elections Department. Saban is running as a Republican, and joins Democrat John Rowan, independent Kenneth Wayne Baker, Republican Roger Baldwin and Arpaio on the county’s current tally of candidates.

 After seven years in the private sector, Saban said his decision to once again reach for the sheriff’s badge is simple. “It’s a general desire to make things right for public safety in Maricopa County,” he said, calling Arpaio’s nearly 23-year reign an “atrocity.” Saban vows to be a change agent for the embattled agency and said he plans to refocus on public safety. “This is what I do for a living,” he said of law enforcement.

 “I’m all about partnering and sharing and transparency. I’ve never been over budget, in contempt of court, or had the city pay out on a massive lawsuit.” AZ Central