By Jake Kincaid | PinalCentral
Miguel Olivas is running again for the Congressional District 1 seat held by fellow Democrat Tom O’Halleran.
Olivas lost to O’Halleran in the 2016 primary, taking 41 percent of the vote, while winning the majority in Pinal County. In 2016, Olivas ran on a budget of less than $5,000, but this time he is committed to a more aggressive campaign through fundraising.
“We’re definitely taking it seriously this year,” Olivas said.
The Coolidge resident grew up in Morenci and has lived in Pinal County since 1998. While he has “explored” a run for Congress three times, 2016 was the only election when his name appeared on the ballot.
In the 2016 election Olivas refused to endorse O’Halleran after losing to him in the primary. O’Halleran in 2016 went on to defeat former Pinal County Republican Sheriff Paul Babeu in the general election.