Aug. 28 election on Apache Junction permanent base adjustment, mayor, council members

Two Apache Junction residents are running for mayor and four for three seats on the council in the Aug. 28 primary election. Voters will also decide if a permanent base adjustment budget is approved in one election that would be adjusted annually by population and inflation. If approved by voters, the adjustment would be $5.5 […]

Barwick: We need an ‘adopt-a-liberal’ program

I’m one of those geeks who follow politics on a regular basis and I am always struck how liberal Democrats (socialists) want everyone to have free homes, insurance, transportation, food, etc. Being somewhat rational, I always ask myself how they could do that. Liberal Democrats (socialists) are eager to provide a quick answer. Government will […]

Harvey: Candidate missing ‘paid by’ statement on campaign signs

I wish to report a campaign violation by mayoral candidate Dave Waldron. I was a precinct committeeman when I lived nearer to Apache Junction and so I know something about campaign signs. Waldron does not have the state-mandated “paid by” on many, if not all, of his signs. I was in the city clerk’s office […]

Pinal County Recorder Virginia Ross addressing ballot issue

Pinal County Recorder Virginia Ross became aware of a ballot issue for the 2018 election primary. This problem affects voters not registered to a recognized party that are on the Permanent Early Voting List. Arizona law allows non-affiliated voters on the PEVL to select a ballot from a recognized party if they choose to vote […]

Harvey: Why not to vote for Doug Coleman

Why not to vote for Doug Coleman? He is a taxpayers’ welfare recipient. He was a teacher, a city councilman, a mayor and then a state representative, all paid by our tax monies. He will also receive a life pension from each of these positions and once again these pensions are paid by taxpayers’ money. […]

Case against Pinal County roads, transportation excise tax in court July 18

The Goldwater Institute will be in Arizona Tax Court Wednesday for oral arguments against Pinal County’s transportation excise tax, which was approved by voters last year. It begins at 10 a.m. July 18 in the Old Courthouse, 125 W. Washington Suite No. 201 in Phoenix. In November, Pinal County adopted a new transportation excise tax […]

Candidates Bennett, Arpaio to attend Superstition Mountain Republican Club meeting

The Superstition Mountain Republican Club will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, July 12, at Centerstage Church in the former Superstition Mountain Elementary School, 550 S. Ironwood Drive in Apache Junction. Enter from Ironwood into the parking lot. A social hour and fellowship are 6-6:30 p.m. with the meeting 6:30-8 p.m. The SMRC welcomes everyone seeking […]

VFW post welcomes candidates to June 19 event

U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward will be among those running for office who will attend an event Tuesday, June 19, at VFW Post 7968, 250 S. Phelps Drive, Apache Junction. An opportunity to meet the candidates begins 5:30 pm. with speakers starting at 6. Others who are expected to attend are Pinal County justice of […]

4 take packets to run for mayor, 5 for council in Apache Junction

Nine people as of late on May 8 have picked up packets containing legally required documents needed to run for a seat on the Apache Junction City Council. Four are vying for mayor and the remaining five for three city council seats. In the order they signed for the packets, they are: Dave Waldron, mayor, […]

City clerk seeks arguments for, against vote on permanent base adjustment

Arguments supporting or opposing Proposition 423, the permanent base adjustment to the 1979-80 base expenditure limitation of the city of Apache Junction, are being accepted by the Apache Junction city clerk. The arguments will be included in the publicity pamphlet that will be distributed prior to the Aug, 28 city primary election, according to a […]