Paul Penzone for Sheriff

5133 North Central Ave. #218
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Mailing Address

3370 North Hayden Rd. #123

Box 293
Scottsdale, AZ 85251


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November 3, 2012 - Joe Arpaio’s Sixth Term As Sheriff Opposed By Latino Voters And Democrat Paul Penzone

Latinos in Maricopa County want a new sheriff in town.

And they’re hoping retired police officer Paul Penzone will be the one to stop Joe Arpaio, “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” from obtaining a sixth term in Arizona’s most populous county.

In the months leading up to election day on Tuesday, activists have gone door-to-door registering Latinos and advocating for the Democratic candidate that continues to poll behind Arpaio. Penzone, 45, has campaigned against the 80-year-old Republican Sheriff citing his actions concerning undocumented immigrants as publicity stunts that prevent him from focusing on public safety issues.

November 2, 2012 - Joe Arpaio-Foe Paul Penzone and Republican Grant Woods Vote, and Woods on “Chenal-Gate”

Democratic sheriff's candidate Paul Penzone was joined by two prominent Arizona Republicans Friday morning, as he cast his ballot at the Maricopa County Elections tabulation center downtown.

Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods and Rich Dozer, one-time president of the Arizona Diamondbacks, both GOPers, were on hand to show their support, and in Woods' case, to vote early as well.

November 2, 2012 - Your vote is what counts

You've endured the takeover of your television screen by political ads. You've received more than enough robocalls. You can't drive anywhere without being assaulted by campaign signs.

So get even: Vote.

That's what this whole exercise is about. It may seem to be about the candidates and their strategists, but it's really about you. The voter.

November 2, 2012 - Young team working to get out Latino vote

PHOENIX -- Members of Team Awesome are confident they'll make change happen this election.

According to one of the organizers, Team Awesome is a group of enthusiastic students from Grand Canyon University with a "burning motivation to make sure Latino voices are heard."

Aldo Gonzalez, a team member, said last year they knocked on 70,000 doors, which increased voter turnout by 500 percent. He said the high Latino turnout was critical in helping firefighter Daniel Valenzuela get elected to Phoenix City Council.

November 1, 2012 - Inside Sheriff Joe’s Weird, Wild Reelection Race

Carmen Robles has a beef with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. A 15-year-old sophomore at Tempe High School just outside of Phoenix, Robles is a straight-A student and, thanks to C.S.I., an aspiring forensics analyst who chats happily about her trip last year to see a cadaver at Grand Canyon University. She's also an undocumented immigrant, from Tempe by way of Nogales, Mexico, who came to the United States with her mom eight years ago on a tourist visa and never left. Over the last three years, as Arpaio's stepped up his crusade against undocumented immigrants, they've started to feel the squeeze: "She's giving taxes to the government and they're still trying to take her away," Robles says.

So Robles has decided to get even. A few months ago, she joined Adiós Arpaio, a union-backed effort aimed at registering Latino voters in Maricopa. Hanging out at shopping malls and low-rider car expos, Robles and her 300 fellow volunteers—almost all Latino high school students—have registered more than 34,000 voters. Now Robles spends most school nights in navy blue nurse scrubs and Chuck Taylors, going door to door in Tempe housing developments to make sure people send in their ballots.

November 1, 2012 - Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio’s re-election bid divides county

(Reuters) - Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's hardline stance on illegal immigrants has given him a national profile. But a backlash from angry Latinos is turning his bid for re-election into the toughest of his long career.

Republican Arpaio, who turned 80 this year, is seeking a sixth term in the state's most populous county, where a bitter national fight over illegal immigration has helped drive what has become the most costly sheriff's race in U.S. history.

November 1, 2012 - Are Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s days numbered in Arizona?

In nearly two decades as sheriff in Arizona's most populous county, Joe Arpaio's carefully crafted reputation for being fearless and tough on crime helped him coast to victory time and again. But as he seeks a sixth term, the veteran lawman is running hard to keep his seat.

In TV campaign ads and event appearances, Sheriff Arpaio has been forced to tone down his brashness, fend off accusations of racial discrimination against Latinos, and counter recurring complaints over what critics say were lax investigations of sex crimes against children.

November 1, 2012 - Arizona’s Arpaio Faces Election Fight as Latinos Mobilize

The protesters in the chicken suits arrived at the Republican picnic within minutes of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and one of his most famous supporters, action star Steven Seagal.

The self-proclaimed “America’s toughest sheriff,” surrounded by enthusiastic Republicans, had just been telling reporters the secret to his 20-year reign as the top cop in Arizona’s most populous county amid federal civil-rights lawsuits and millions of dollars in legal settlements.

“You know what my secret is? They are,” he said, motioning to the cheering crowd that formed around him at the state Republicans’ picnic and candidate rally Oct. 27 at Mesa Community College. “They can go after me from the president on down with all their garbage, but it is them -- them -- that get me elected.”

October 30, 2012 - Retired cop aspires to unseat Arizona’s Arpaio with Latino vote

Retired police officer Paul Penzone aspires to achieve on Nov. 6 something that nobody has done before - defeat controversial Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio at the polls - and for that he is seeking the Latino vote.

"It's time for a change. I feel that the forces of order represent something extraordinary in our society. The community should have confidence in our police officers and I think that is lacking in the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office," the Democratic hopeful told Efe.

Penzone, who spent 21 years with the Phoenix police, criticized the work done by Arpaio, a Republican known for his hard line against undocumented immigration.

October 29, 2012 - Adios, Arpaio?

Election Day brings with it the tantalizing possibility that voters in Arizona will do what should have been done years ago: end the career of Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, the self-appointed, self-promoting scourge of illegal immigrants whose five-term reign has been a disaster for law enforcement, county budgets, the lives of immigrants and Latinos and the rule of law.

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