8 apply to fill Bronson's Pima County board seat

Eight residents of Pima County District 3 have submitted their names to be appointed to fill the seat of longtime Supervisor Sharon Bronson, who retired final month after a fall broke her ribs.

Bronson, 77, served 27 years on the Board of Supervisors, submitting her resignation letter on Nov. 13 after tripping over her cat and spending a number of days within the hospital. Her final day in workplace was Nov. 27.

Underneath state legislation, Bronson’s place might be stuffed by an appointee decided by the opposite members of the Board of Supervisors The brand new supervisor will serve out the rest of her time period, till January 2025. The common election of 2024 will decide who holds the seat after that.

  • Brian Johnson, former Pima County Assessor’s Workplace staffer who has twice run in Democratic primaries to be the elected assessor
  • Kristen Randall, Inexperienced Valley Justice courtroom administrator and former elected Pima County constable
  • Joe Machado, former Nogales metropolis lawyer
  • April Hiosik Ignacio, a founding member of Indivisible Tohono
  • Matt Kopec, a member of Amphitheater Public Faculties Governing Board and a former state lawmaker
  • Jennifer Allen, former govt director of the Arizona ACLU, founding father of the Border Motion Community
  • Edgar Soto, vp of Pima Group School’s Desert Vista Campus
  • Sylvia Lee, former member of the Pima Group School Governing Board.

Kopec informed the Sentinel that he would serve on an interim foundation, and wouldn’t run for the workplace subsequent 12 months. Johnson indicated he wouldn’t search election in his utility, as did Lee and Soto.

Kathryn Mikronis, who serves on the Marana college board, had filed to run in subsequent 12 months’s major however has indicated she won’t be a candidate. She didn’t submit her title for the appointment.

Functions: Resumes & letters submitted by potential appointees

Allen, who’s related to the Grijalva wing of native Democrats, had additionally filed to run within the major towards Bronson, previous to her damage.

Former state lawmaker Andrés Cano, a protege of former Supervisor Richard Elías who labored in his District 5 workplace for years, might run within the major, relying on who’s appointed this month.

Bronson, first elected in a 1996 three-way race that had her ousting
longtime Republican Supervisor Ed Moore in her first run for workplace, had
filed in October to hunt an eighth time period on the board.

She was the longest-serving supervisor in Pima County historical past,
the third girl elected to the board, and in 1999 grew to become the primary girl
elected as chair by the opposite supervisors.

District 3 contains a lot of central and
western Tucson and stretches south to Sahuarita and west throughout the
Tohono O’odham Nation to Ajo.

Underneath state legislation, the appointed substitute have to be a member of the identical political social gathering as Bronson, so the selection of voters who elected a Democrat might be revered. They have to even be a registered voter, literate in English, a resident of District 3 and a minimum of 18 years outdated.

The candidates every had been required to submit a letter of curiosity, resume and monetary disclosure kind earlier than a deadline of 5 p.m. on Friday.

Pima County officers haven’t but offered these paperwork to the general public.

The remaining members of the Board of Supervisors are set to evaluate the appointment course of at a gathering on Tuesday, with a purpose of constructing their alternative at a gathering on Dec. 19.