BREAKING: Committee Files Paperwork To Recall Joe Arpaio


The Phoenix New Times is reporting that a political committee has taken a critical step in an effort to recall Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. 

The political committee that's apparently going to try to recall Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio filed its registration paperwork with the county elections department this morning.

The coalition behind the effort is an organization by the name of Respect Arizona. There's still questions about who is involved in the organization but the Phoenix New Times reports, attorney named William James Fisher will chair the committee, which is consistent with the information on this morning's filing. A woman at Fisher's office tells New Times that Fisher's out of the office until tomorrow -- which is when a press conference on the matter is supposedly being held.

The only other person listed on the registration is Bob Unferth, who's listed as the treasurer of Respect Arizona. Unferth has worked with Parraz and CBA on a few things, including some anti-Russell Pearce efforts in Pearce's attempted comeback this year. Neither Parraz nor Unferth immediately returned New Times' messages, left shortly before noon.

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  • commented 2013-02-05 01:54:48 -0800
    By the way, Joe Aarpio needs to go. The way he has violated immigrants civil rights, should have been under investigation by the FBI all this time.
  • commented 2013-02-05 01:52:23 -0800
    I believe that if the group whose civil rights are being violated in Arizona had not been Latinos, a National Movement would have been started. That is why we need to organize and start going out there. We need to take a stand and be the voices for immigrants. It is the only way, anything will get done.
  • commented 2013-01-30 17:59:28 -0800
    You need to wait until all these snow birds leave the state…they are the ones that come here during our nice winters and vote him in, then leave…wait til they leave so they can take him with him!
  • commented 2013-01-30 17:09:54 -0800
    Call him back to hell? from whence he came.