Arizona’s Joe Arpaio Attempts to Make Comeback as he Runs for Mayor

FILE – Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio poses for a photo on July 22, 2020, in Fountain Hills, Ariz. Arpaio, the 90-year-old former sheriff of Arizona’s most populous county who was voted out amid frustration over his headline-grabbing tactics and legal troubles, is attempting another political comeback as he runs for mayor of the affluent suburb where he has lived for more than two decades. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Joe Arpaio, the 90-year-old former Phoenix metro sheriff who was ousted by voters frustrated with his headline-grabbing tactics and legal troubles, is attempting another political comeback as he runs for mayor of the affluent suburb where he has lived more than two decades.

The stakes for Arpaio in Tuesday’s election are far smaller than when he served as the top law enforcement officer for 4 million people as the six-term sheriff of Maricopa County.

Now he is trying to unseat Ginny Dickey, the two-term Democratic mayor of Fountain Hills, a Republican-heavy community of about 24,000 on the edge of Phoenix.

“My secret weapon has always been: Get to the people,” Arpaio said. “You sure need that to get elected in a small town.”

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Source Associated Press, JACQUES BILLEAUD

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