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Sheriff Arpaio Elected To Sixth Term

November 07, 2012  | 

Photo: POLICE file
Photo: POLICE file

Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio won a sixth term Tuesday in what was his closest race, since taking office in 1993.

Arpaio defeated challenger Paul Penzone, a veteran Phoenix Police officer, and Mike Stauffer, a Scottsdale Police lieutenant.

Sheriff Arpaio has become a national figure who's seen in Arizona as standing up to President Barack Obama's administration regarding immigration enforcement.

The U.S. Justice Department accused Sheriff Arpaio of discriminating against Latino residents. The sheriff's standoff with the Obama Administration helped him raise $8.2 million during the campaign, 80% of which came from donors outside of Arizona, reports the Arizona Republic.

Related:

Feds Drop Criminal Probe of Sheriff Arpaio

DOJ Sues Sheriff Arpaio for Discrimination

Tags: Immigration Enforcement, Joe Arpaio, Elections, Barack Obama, Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff


Comments (22)

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DEADMAN @ 11/7/2012 2:32 PM

Congratulations Sheriff Joe,Good Job.

Ima Leprechaun @ 11/7/2012 3:01 PM

I cant see why the people of that county keep electing someonw insane but they do or perhaps the electorate is under the Sheriff's control too. I'd love to see the actual ballots that re-elected him. I bet they can't find them.

GB @ 11/7/2012 3:11 PM

Joe, you are the best. G-d bless you and thank you for standing up against crime for the silent majority.

Fed Cop @ 11/7/2012 3:22 PM

Ima, you're an idiot. If upholding the laws of the state and federal government constitutes being insane, then there isn't one sane police officer in the world. You need to go back to the MJ article and have another puff.

Fed Cop @ 11/7/2012 3:22 PM

Congrats Sheriff Joe!

Kansas LEO @ 11/7/2012 3:39 PM

Way to go Sheriff Arpaio!

Federali @ 11/7/2012 3:52 PM

@ Ima: Sometimes people vote like they barely have a brain stem (Presidential Election) and sometimes they get it right (re-electing Sheriff Joe). But then again I wouldn't expect someone with a bong surgically attached to their hand to understand that, or respect the Rule-of-Law. Sheriff Joe for U.S. Attorney General!!!!

Ken @ 11/7/2012 4:08 PM

Joe, you are my hero. Ima, you are an idiot. If you had a brain you would take it out and play with it. We need many more sheriffs like Joe that will enforce the laws of the land, even if Obummer and his crew don't like it.

JY Leal @ 11/7/2012 4:45 PM

Congrats to Sheriff Arpaio on his 6th term. You are a true American Lawman and a hero among law enforcement officers. Stay safe...

William322 @ 11/7/2012 6:44 PM

Hooah !

RICHARD @ 11/7/2012 7:04 PM

CONGRATS JOE. GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT AND THEY WILL VOTE FOR IT. FIX THE ELECTION AND YOU GET BARAK OBAMA. BE CAREFUL JOE, OBAMA HAS NOTHING TO LOSE WITH ONLY FOUR YEARS LEFT SO HE COULD COME AFTER YOU LIKE KITTENS RUNNING TO THEIR MAMMA'S TEATS AT DINNER TIME.

Morning Eagle @ 11/7/2012 10:32 PM

Congratulations Sheriff Arpaio. Your win gives some hope that at least there are still some people in the country that understand where we are and what must be done. Hang in there!

Ron Joy @ 11/7/2012 10:36 PM

Congratz Sheriff joe! We knew you could do it. We need more Sheriffs like you. maybe you could come to ohio and show them how it is done?? lol Good luck and God Bless

DPB @ 11/8/2012 4:49 AM

Way to go Sheriff Joe! Would you please give Ima Leprechaun back his pink underwear and put him in solitary. He is making me laugh too hard!

mike @ 11/8/2012 5:47 AM

It would be nice if morons were unable to comment on articles in the online version of Police. Those who cannot spell, form sentences or understand proper grammar should shut up and learn the basics of English before they attempt to comment.

Bob @ VA @ 11/8/2012 5:57 AM

Congratulations to Sheriff Joe! Now if only the feds were allowed to do their jobs...

Norman Duncan @ 11/8/2012 6:27 AM

Congratulations Sheriff Joe. There needs to be more local elected officials standing up for their taxpayers rights and shutting down all illegal activities l

S.S @ 11/8/2012 9:54 AM

Congrats go out to Sheriff Joe. I wish there were more sheriffs or chiefs with the guts and balls like you. BTW Ima get the hell off the sight. You are a total dumbass, and probably live in your mother's basement and don't contribute jack to this country.

okiepokie181 @ 11/8/2012 3:10 PM

Ima, you must be talking about the Presidential election!

Jim VG @ 11/8/2012 4:36 PM

Congrats Joe - Keep up the good work! Ima...go get another bag of Cheetos and go back to your mother's basement. This conversation is for adults.

Tim @ 11/9/2012 3:47 AM

The greatest Sheriff of all time. Now it's time to continue to lock the scumbags up in tent city and work them on the chain gang until they learn their lesson. If they don't want to play by the rules then we lock them up.

Jim A @ 11/9/2012 10:45 AM

Like I said on another article, I think someone small and green has gone off the deep end.

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