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Supervisor Pete Rios has announced that he will seek re-election to Pinal County Supervisor District 1. The district includes Florence, Superior, Kearny, Dudleyville, Mammoth, Oracle, San Manuel, Cactus Forest, SaddleBrooke Ranch, Eloy, Picacho, Randolph and Coolidge.
Rios has served as a state senator for 20 years and is a past Senate President. He has served two terms as Supervisor for District 1 and has both a University Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree. Rios is a permanent resident of Dudleyville with temporary residences in Superior and Apache Junction.
Rios is well known in political circles for his knowledge of government and parliamentary procedure and being results oriented. He takes pride in helping constituents with individual cases as well as implementing policy and programs to improve the quality of life for all Pinal County residents.
He has provided his communities, with recycling services; vouchers for debris disposal; chip sealing roads, health clinics and funding for home delivered meals to the elderly. He has supported and fought for maintaining college campuses throughout the county and has succeeded in bringing in economic development to different parts of district 1. Many businesses are locating in the valley area of Dist. 1 due to the proximity of Inter-State Freeways and railroad.
In the mountain area of the district Eco-tourism; Zip-lines; new mining projects and expansions and Apache Sky Casino are and will be providing new jobs. Inland port; power plants; Union Pacific Reclassification Yard; landfills; prisons; plastics plants and other projects have come or will locate to the valley part of district. Rios states “Local jobs are extremely important to Pinal County families.”
Supervisor Rios served as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board and served as the county’s member to the State’s Legislative Policy Committee for seven years, due to his vast legislative experience.
Opposition is expected by Rios from SaddleBrooke Ranch in both the General and Primary Election. Rios states, “This is America; anyone that meets the lawful requirements is entitled to seek public office.”