PHOENIX – Arizona Democratic Party Chair Felecia Rotellini issued the following statement at the conclusion of the debate for Maricopa County Attorney.
“With less than twenty days until Election Day, we have a clear winner of tonight’s debate and the choice for Maricopa County Attorney: Julie Gunnigle.
Julie spoke forcefully about the need for reform at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office that will ensure prosecutions are both fair and effective. She proposed changes that would address bias in the justice system against communities of color. She will take politics out of the prosecution of criminals and ensure her office not only keeps people safe, but also provides competent advice to all county agencies and departments. It’s clear to everyone that watched tonight’s debate Julie is the tough, skilled, and level-headed prosecutor our County deserves.
It’s also clear that interim County Attorney Allister Adel is not up to the job. She doesn’t have the skills, professionalism, or values that Arizonans expect from their elected leaders. Her baseless attacks and conspiracy theories demonstrate her lack of integrity and the need to elect a strong, independent prosecutor who will put the safety of Maricopa County residents first. It’s clear she was selected to continue a political agenda that has no business in a law enforcement agency. It’s time to elect a County Attorney that we can trust to do the right thing.
When you fill out your ballot, please make sure to vote for Democrats from the top of the ticket, including Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, to Mark Kelly for US Senate, and down-ballot for Julie Gunnigle for County Attorney. Together, we can bring back justice and certainty to the lives of Valley families.”