I’ve spent this last year seeking out and developing relationships with numerous groups including the Border Sheriffs and the Legacy Foundation. The Legacy Foundation is the only organization providing financial support for the sheriffs’ legal battles when they uphold SB1070.
The Southwest Border Sheriffs Association and Border Narcotics Intelligence advocate on behalf of the agents and investigators, stand behind the Constitution and are committed to fighting the border drug war. Unlike the Border Sheriffs, they are able to advocate on behalf of their members and the border states because they are not limited by 501c3 guidelines.
Since 2010, the investigators and agents of the SWBS and the BNI have been the eyes and ears of our domestic border war. I’m proud to receive their endorsement. I look forward to working with each of these organizations for the good of Gila County and the citizens of Arizona.
The SWBS has come under fire, because of recent endorsements of candidates who have a reputation of directly clashing with longtime Democrat activist Pete Rios. Rios is seeking re-election as Pinal County supervisor.
We have to recognize political maneuvering in the last days before the primary when we see it.
A handful of people were honored with endorsements from the Southwest Border Sheriffs and many were not. That leaves a choir to cry foul.
Don’t let the noise distract you from the truth ... Law enforcement agencies committing to work together for the betterment of the citizens of Gila County and Arizona.