SIGN UP FOR THE BREITBART EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Former Phoenix-Area Sheriff Enters Race Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio

On July 29, former Buckeye Police Chief Dan Saban announced he will run against Sheriff Joe Arpaio for the position of Maricopa County Sheriff in 2016.

Arpaio has been Sheriff of Maricopa County for over twenty-two and a half years and this will be the third time Saban has run against him.

According to AZ Central, Arpaio beat Saban in 2000, 2004, and 2008. “Saban ran as a Republican in 2004,” as a Democrat in 2008, and will run as a Republican again in 2016.

In the 2004 contest, “a 30-year-old allegation that Saban, then 17, had raped his adoptive mother” surfaced and took center stage. But “Saban claimed he was the victim” in the incident and members of his family supported his claim.

According to the AP, there are three candidates in addition to Arpaio and Saban who have currently filed papers for the 2016 race: John Rowan (D), Kenneth Wayne (I), and Roger Baldwin (R).

Follow AWR Hawkins on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com.

P.S. DO YOU WANT MORE ARTICLES
LIKE THIS ONE DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX?
SIGN UP FOR THE DAILY BREITBART NEWSLETTER.


Comment count on this article reflects comments made on Breitbart.com and Facebook. Visit Breitbart's Facebook Page.

SIGN UP FOR THE OFFICIAL
BREITBART EMAIL NEWSLETTER

GET TODAY'S TOP NEWS DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX

I don't want to get today's top news.

x