By Brian Wright
Arizona City Independent
As the popular saying goes, all politics is local.
Local, in the case of the Pinal County District 4 supervisor race, takes on a slightly different meaning in that both candidates hail from Maricopa.
The decision for voters comes down to the Republican Anthony Smith versus Democrat Henry Wade. Smith served two terms as Maricopa’s mayor, and Wade just ended his tenure as the vice chairman of the city Planning and Zoning Commission — a seat once held by Smith.
Both candidates said people they talked to along the campaign trail have yearned for a voice that represents their area, whether that area be Saddlebrooke, Arizona City, Red Rock or Maricopa. The district, drawn as the county plans to go from three to five supervisors, wraps around the western and southern edges of the county.
“It was almost unanimous that all the areas in District 4 clamored for more active representation,” Smith said.
In order for Smith to reach out to people in all areas of District 4, he said, if elected he will conduct office hours in Maricopa, Arizona City and Saddlebrooke at least once a month, in addition to his regular office hours in Florence, the county seat. Smith said he will adjust the frequency of those office hours based upon demand.
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