By Michael Kiefer The Arizona
There are two seats up for grabs on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in Tuesday’s primary elections.
Both are in the West Valley, and the incumbent supervisors, one Republican and one Democrat, were hand-picked by the other sitting supervisors after veterans Max Wilson and Mary Rose Wilcox resigned. And in both races, whoever wins the primary will be the de facto winner of the November general elections.
But the outcome of the elections could change the dynamic of the board.
Will it remain a government body that quietly conducts county business behind closed doors? Or will the challengers, who are decidedly more vocal, long-time political pros, turn it into a more contentious arena?