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Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio to Seek Seventh Term

January 30, 2015  | 

Controversial Phoenix area sheriff Joe Arpaio told supporters Friday he would run for a seventh term at the helm of law enforcement efforts in Maricopa County, Arizona, reports Reuters.

The 82-year-old Republican, who bills himself "America's toughest sheriff," sent an email to supporters announcing that he would run again in 2016, seeking donations in a race he said would pit him against "celebrity lefties" who are trying to defeat him.

"Going up against Barack Obama's political machine, Hollywood leftists and their millions as well as a hostile local and national media is extremely expensive, which is why I need your financial support," Arpaio said in the e-mail.

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Norman @ 1/31/2015 9:00 AM

Time to hang up the handcuffs, Joe. Six terms of your self-serving, egomaniacal antics is enough. The real ARPAIO is not the false Hollywood image he created. He arrested and humiliated a highly decorated Chandler over the accidental death of his K9 partner. He threatened to abandon LE service to the Town Cave Creek. Child abuse cases went uninvestigated on his watch. It's only the hard working deputies, detention officers, Posse & gullible voters that have kept him in office for so long. He manipulates any hotbutton issue such as illegal immigration, & exploits it for his shameless self promotion. Don't get me wrong, illegals should be arrested but he does it for publicity, not public safety. Anything to grab a headline. Investigating Obama birth records, using washed up actors like Steven Segal, useless military tanks, pink underwear, green bologna for inmate meals. He is the PT Barnum of law enforcement. Worlds toughest Sheriff? It's laughable.

Jack Betz @ 1/31/2015 5:20 PM

82 Years old and looking for a seventh term? He's getting a little old for this stuff.

Ima Leprechaun @ 2/6/2015 6:44 AM

I doubt anyone can defeat him in his county but it is time for him to retire and let somebody sane run the Sheriff's Office.

Dave Evans @ 6/11/2015 5:45 AM

As an outsider (AUS) and currently still serving in Law Enforcement, I am both bemused and nonplussed that people like the good Sheriff can exist in a modern 21st century country. Reminds me a bit of a former Queensland Premier (my countrymen will know who I mean) who ran an entire State in much the same way as Joe Arpaio. While our senior citizens should be encouraged to stay active and productive, there is much to be said for retirement. But I think that once you've tasted power it is hard to give it up.

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