August 23, 2012
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Gila County Treasurer Deborah Savage faced no opposition in the Democratic primary, but will face a challenge in the general election from Payson resident Don Ascoli, who ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Chairman of the Gila County Republican Party, Ascoli says the longtime incumbent doesn’t do enough to communicate with voters about the county’s investing strategy and tax rates.
Don Ascoli decided to run for Gila County Treasurer after sitting in a Board of Supervisor’s meeting in 2011 as the supervisors voted on the tax rates for the year.
Challenger wants better services for northern Gila County
One Democrat and one Republican are running for the office of Gila County treasurer, making the Aug. 28 primary easy, but the Nov. 4 general election a real contest.