By Michelle Ye Hee Lee
The Arizona Republic
Two common themes for Maricopa County Board of Supervisors candidates are restoring trust in a board recently mired in political drama and bringing change to a governing body that has had the same membership for a decade.
Republican Steve Chucri and Democrat David Ortega, candidates for a seat representing Maricopa County’s heavily Republican East Valley District 2, promise both.
The District 2 seat, to be vacated by 16-year incumbent Supervisor Don Stapley, is one of two board positions guaranteed to be filled by a new supervisor.
Chucri, 42, the Arizona Restaurant Association’s president and chief executive officer, handily beat former Justice of the Peace Lester Pearce in the August primary. He faces Ortega, 58, an architect and former Scottsdale City Council member.