by Jim Nintzel
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.