Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

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Maricopa County Board of Supervisors
Type
Type
Leadership
Chair
Bill Gates (R)
Structure
Seats5
Political groups
Governing party
  •   Republican (4)

Opposition

Elections
Next election
November 8, 2024
Website
www.maricopa.gov/224/Board-of-Supervisors

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is the governing body of Maricopa County, a county of over four million in Arizona. The five supervisors[1] are each elected from single-member districts to serve four-year terms. Primary elections and general elections take place in years divisible by four.[2] Vacancies are filled by appointment by remaining members of the board; a member of the same party of the departing member must be selected.[3]

The Board usually meets two Wednesdays every month in the Supervisor's Auditorium at the Maricopa County Complex in Phoenix, Arizona. Members of the public are invited to attend these meetings.

As of November 2022, Bill Gates is the board's chairman.[4]

Members[edit]

Party District Name First elected / appointed Area(s) represented
  Republican District 1 Jack Sellers 2019 Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Sun Lakes, Tempe
  Republican District 2 Thomas Galvin 2021 Apache Junction, Carefree, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale
  Republican District 3 Bill Gates 2016 Anthem, Desert Hills, New River, Paradise Valley, Phoenix
  Republican District 4 Clint Hickman 2013 Avondale, Aguila, Buckeye, El Mirage, Glendale, Goodyear, New River, Peoria, Sun City, Sun City West, Surprise, Wickenburg, Youngtown
  Democratic District 5 Steve Gallardo 2014 Avondale, Buckeye, Gila Bend, Glendale, Goodyear, Guadalupe, Phoenix, Tolleson


Past members[edit]

2000 Elections:[5]

Party District Name
Republican 1 Fulton Brock
Republican 2 Don Stapely
Republican 3 Andy Kunasek
Republican 4 Jan Brewer
Democratic 5 Mary Rose Wilcox

2004 Elections:[6]

Party District Name
Republican 1 Fulton Brock
Republican 2 Don Stapely
Republican 3 Andy Kunasek
Republican 4 Max Wilson
Democratic 5 Mary Rose Wilcox

2008 Elections:[7]

Party District Name
Republican 1 Fulton Brock
Republican 2 Don Stapely
Republican 3 Andy Kunasek
Republican 4 Max Wilson
Democratic 5 Mary Rose Wilcox

2012 Elections:[8]

Party District Name
Republican 1 Denny Barnes
Republican 2 Steve Chucri
Republican 3 Andy Kunasek
Republican 4 Max Wilson
Democratic 5 Mary Rose Wilcox

Departments[edit]

History[edit]

Maricopa County, created out of Yavapai County, was officially established on February 14, 1871. The county is named after the Maricopa Indians, who were known to have inhabited the area as early as 1775. The geographical boundaries were last modified in 1881 and have not changed since.[9]

The Arizona Territory was created in 1863, and the initial counties were Yavapai, Pima, Yuma, and Mohave counties.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Board of Supervisors". Maricopa County. Retrieved November 10, 2022.
  2. ^ Ariz. Rev. Stat. §§ 11-211 to 11-213.
  3. ^ Maryniak, Paul (February 13, 2019). "Chandler ex-councilman Jack Sellers named county supervisor". East Valley Tribune. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  4. ^ Hupka, Sasha (November 10, 2022). "Election rift? Maricopa County officials push back on concerns over internal tensions". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved November 10, 2022.
  5. ^ Maricopa County General Election November 7, 2000 (PDF) (Report).
  6. ^ Maricopa County General Election November 2, 2004 (PDF) (Report).
  7. ^ Purcell, Helen. General Election November 4, 2008 (PDF) (Report).
  8. ^ November 6, 2012 Summary Report (PDF) (Report).
  9. ^ "Maricopa County Quick Facts". Maricopa County. Retrieved April 11, 2023.

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