Pima County Politics: Crowded Race To Replace Pima County Supervisor Ann Day

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The race to replace Pima County Supervisor Ann Day, a Republican who is retiring after three terms on the board, is becoming a crowded affair.

Last week, Republican Stuart McDaniel announced he’d seek the District 1 seat, which represents the Catalina Foothills and Oro Valley on the five-member Board of Supervisors.

McDaniel, who has worked as a mortgage banker, served as deputy campaign manager for Republican Jesse Kelly’s unsuccessful congressional campaign against Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords last year.

State Rep. Vic Williams is also considering a run for the seat, although the Republican lawmaker can’t announce any plans until Jan. 1 without giving up his legislative seat under Arizona’s resign-to-run law.

Charlie Bowles, a vice president of marketing and sales for legendary land speculator Don Diamond’s Diamond Ventures, is also considering a run in the GOP primary, as is Tea Party activist Ally Miller.

Former state lawmaker Nancy Young Wright is weighing a run on the Democratic side.

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