Jim Nintzel over at the Tucson Weekly reported today that former LD 26 House Rep. Democrat Nancy Young Wright has formed an exploratory committee to seek the office of District 1 Pima County Supervisor. Current District 1 Republican Supervisor Ann Day announced in August that she was not seeking re-election in 2012. Click here for Nintzel’s article.
Nancy Young Wright served 3 years in the Arizona State House. She was first appointed to that seat by the Pima County Board of Supervisors when former Rep. Lena Saradnik resigned in early 2008 after suffering a stroke, and before that Nancy had served 10 years on the Amphi District School Board. Young Wright was elected to her seat in Nov. 2008 but was defeated in the Nov. 2010 race for re-election, when House Rep. Vic Williams and political newcomer Terri Proud won the 2 seats in LD 26 in a close race.
Republicans mortgage banker Stuart McDaniel (click here) and businesswoman Ally Miller (click here) have already announced for this seat. Other potential candidates are current 2 term LD 26 House Rep. Republican Vic Williams, and Charles Bowles, vice president of sales and marketing for Diamond Ventures, who is also a Republican.
District 1 current registered voters per Pima County Recorders’ Office:
Democrat 36, 642
The other four Pima County Supervisors– Current Chair Ramon Valadez (District 2), Sharon Bronson (District 3), Ray Carroll (District 4) and Richard Elias (District 5) are expected to seek re-election. No one has announced any challenge (as yet) to these incumbent Supervisors.
1/9/12 UPDATE: Young Wright officially entered this race on January 6, 2012.
Young Wright for Supervisor, P.O. Box 36348, Tucson, AZ 85740, email: email@example.com
520 -742-7283, www.nancyyoungwright.com (under construction).
1/10/12 UPDATE: Former CD 8 House candidate Mike Hellon entered this race (click here).
1/26/12 UPDATE: LD 26 Rep. Vic Williams has entered this race (click here).