History was made in Maricopa County on November 8, 2016 with the election of 6 Democrats to countywide offices:
- Paul Penzone won the race for Sheriff
- Adrian Fontes is our next County Recorder
- Alexandra Muller Arboleda, Ben Graff, and Jim Holway won countywide seats on the Central Arizona Water Conservation District (CAWCD) Board
- Dr. Linda Thor was elected to the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) Board to the countywide at-large seat
We ran 9 candidates for countywide office, and 6 of those 9 candidates won!
We've never had 6 Democrats win countywide office in living memory. We've ended one-party rule here -- and we congratulate all our elected candidates and thank all our candidates for running.
MCDP's volunteers called over 1 million voters and knocked on over half a million doors to make this victory for our Democratic candidates in Maricopa County possible. Thank you!
2016 Diamond Event -- Celebrating What Matters
WHEN: SATURDAY, APRIL 30 AT 5:00 PM
WHERE: 40 OWLS GALLERY, 815 N. CENTRAL AVE., PHOENIX
Please be with us for the inaugural presentation of the Jacqueline Adams Legacy of Service Awards – honoring the work of great Democrats in Maricopa County.
RSVP and get your tickets now at: http://MaricopaDems.org/Diamond
PRESS RELEASE: Maricopa County Democratic Party Urges Community Support for School District Override and Bond Elections
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 19, 2015
The Maricopa County Democratic Party’s Executive Committee Urges Community Support for School District Override and Bond Elections
Phoenix – Arizona’s public schools are in crisis. After years of budget cuts, Governor Ducey and the Republican-led Legislature continue to show an unwillingness to respect the will of the voters and the courts by settling the inflation lawsuit and immediately restoring funding to our public schools. Arizona is now at the bottom nationally for per pupil spending. Class sizes are too high and teacher salaries too low. Our public school children and teachers struggle with outdated textbooks and technology, aging buildings and equipment, and even unreliable transportation and safety systems.Read more
Recalled Senator Russell Pearce used his official Maricopa County email account to warn lawmakers Tuesday that they don’t have enough money to satisfy the “educrats” and asked them to deny schools any additional funding, according to The Capitol Times.
The Republican Party of Maricopa County also jumped into the education debate by opposing all school district override and bond ballot initiatives in November claiming "school district's are being disingenuous about their needs and have been less than responsible with their spending."
School policy initiatives that the Maricopa GOP are in favor of? More guns on campus. The Republican Party of Maricopa County claims tragedies like the one that took place at Umpqua Community College will be avoidable in our state if more individuals have the "opportunity to carry firearms while on any publicly funded school campus in Arizona" in a Facebook post entitled "Second Amendment Key To Student Safety On Arizona Campuses."Read more
This was the response Arpaio aide Lt. Kim Seagraves allegedly received when questions were brought to Sheriff Joe about the integrity of an informant Arpaio had hired, and allegedly personally paid $10,000, to investigate the presiding judge, G. Murray Snow, and his wife, according to Thursday's testimony reported by The Arizona Republic.Read more
The council offered recommendations Tuesday for overhauling the state's school funding formula, as reported by The Arizona Republic. The recommendations lacked detail but among the more troubling recommendations were equally funding district and charter schools and a proposal to have vacant or underused public schools made available for charter schools.Read more