by Jim Nintzel
Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll is way out ahead of challenger Sean Collins. Carroll had nearly 60 percent of the vote in the early balloting.
"I'm thankful to all the people who volunteered to help me, not only with their hard-earned money, but also with their blood, sweat and tears," Carroll said. "I"m grateful for the opportunity to serve for four more years."
Carroll said he fought back against a smear campaign by his opponents.
"I wasn't willing to be smeared out of office, especially by a bunch of carpet-bagger thugs," Carroll said. "I worked to the best of my ability. I trusted the people and they trusted me."