February 7, 2012
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Just as election campaigns are kicking off, Gila County’s three-term sheriff has announced he will not run again for office. John Armer told the Roundup Jan. 31 he planned to retire at the end of his term, ending a 12-year run as Gila County’s sheriff. A day earlier, former county deputy sheriff Darrell Stubbs announced he would run for county sheriff. Several other people are expected to run. Election packets are available now for candidates to register for the Aug. 28 primary. The general election is Nov. 6. Other offices up for election include a Gila County supervisor seat, county attorney, assessor, superintendent and a superior court judge. Armer said after 43 years in law enforcement, he is ready to retire and spend time with family.