The 2020 election is only weeks away, and Arizonans will be voting soon. While the national contests are red hot, the ballot at the local level contains relatively few names. Most Pinal County offices have only a Republican running, and many city council seats were decided in the primary or were uncontested.
For the Pinal County Board of Supervisors, two districts have no contest for Nov. 3. Meanwhile, two stalwarts on the board, Steve Miller, R-Casa Grande, and Pete Rios, D-Dudleyville, have opponents who qualified with write-in votes in the August primary. Miller is opposed by Democrat April Loew, a new resident of the district, and Rios faces Republican Kevin Cavanaugh, who has run for various offices unsuccessfully in the past.
Miller has a background in construction, previously worked for the city of Casa Grande and later served on the City Council. Rios was a longtime member and leader in the state Legislature and more recently has been on the Pinal board. Both have been conscientious spokesmen for the taxpayers and have helped lead the county during a continued period of high growth. Both deserve reelection.