/ Modified nov 3, 2016 3:50 p.m.

Races Set in All Five Pima County Supervisory Districts

4 incumbents seek re-election; top race to succeed Ray Carroll in District 4.

old pima county courthouse spotlight 051413 Old Pima County courthouse in downtown Tucson.
Andrea Kelly

Four of five members of the Pima County Board of Supervisors are seeking re-election and face challenges in this year's balloting, candidate petition filings revealed Wednesday.

Contests also are set in countywide races for county attorney, sheriff, recorder, assessor and superintendent of schools.

Board of Supervisors

Incumbent Republican Ally Miller, who has often found herself alone in votes against passage of county budgets, tax rates and other fiscal matters, is seeking a second term in the northwest side District 1. She faces primary election challenger John Winchester. On the Democratic side, Brian Bickel and Jeff Farrell will face off.

In District 2, incumbent Democrat Ramón Valadez faces a challenge from independent Richard Hernandez. No Republican filed for the race.

Board Chair Sharon Bronson faces no primary election challenge in west side District 3, but will face Republican Kimberly A. DeMarco in the general election.

Republican Ray Carroll is vacating the District 4 seat after nearly two decades representing the eastern and southern edges of the Tucson metro area. In his district, Republicans John Backer, Steve Christy and Marla Closen are seeking the Republican nomination, and Green Party candidate Josh Reilly is on the ballot. No Democrat is seeking the seat.

In District 5, incumbent Democrat Richard Elías will seek re-election and will face the Green Party's Martin Bastidas in November. No Republican filed to oppose Elías.

Other Countywide Races

Democrat Barbara LaWall will seek her sixth four-year term as Pima County attorney, with primary election opposition from Tucson lawyer and former public defender Joel Feinman. Green Party candidate Cyndi Tuell also filed for the face, but no Republican will appear on the ballot.

For Pima County sheriff, incumbent Democrat Chris Nanos filed for election to the seat to which he was appointed last year when long-time sheriff Clarence Dupnik retired. Nanos will face one of two Republicans, Mark D. Napier or Terry Staten.

F. Ann Rodriguez, a Democrat, will seek another term as Pima County recorder and faces a challenge from Green Party candidate Mike Cease. No Republican filed for the seat.

Republican Pima County Treasurer Beth Ford faces no opposition.

In the Pima County assessor's race, incumbent Democrat Bill Staples is being challenged in the primary election by Brian Johnson. The winner will face independent Suzanne Droubie, but no Republican has filed for the seat.

Pima County Superintendent of Schools Linda Arzoumanian did not file for re-election. Seeking that office are Republican Margaret Burkholder and Democrats Michael Gordy and Dustin Williams.

The primary election will be Aug. 30, with early voting starting Aug. 3. The general election will be Nov. 8, with early voting starting Oct. 13.

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