Joe Arpaio leads in fundraising in sheriff’s race with $656K
PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Joe Arpaio is leading all candidates in the Maricopa County sheriff’s race in fundraising.
The former six-term sheriff raised $351,000 from October through December and had a total of $656,000 in campaign funds at the beginning of 2020.
Sheriff Paul Penzone, the Democrat who defeated Arpaio in 2016, reported $151,000 in contributions during the three-month period and has $270,000 in campaign funds.
Jerry Sheridan, Arpaio’s former second-in-command who is challenging his old boss in the Republican primary, had $14,000 in contributions during that period. Sheridan had $39,000 at the end of 2019.
Republican Mike Crawford reported $2,900 in contributions from October through December and had $3,500 on hand at the end of the period.
Republican Lehland Burton had a deficit of $445 at the beginning of 2020.
No report for Democrat William Hall’s fundraising during that period was available Thursday.