Lujan Becomes First Official to Praise Sheriff Joe Arpaio Recall Efforts

I am really excited that David Lujan is the first official who has taken a strong stand against Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and praises the recall efforts put together. I received this press release just moments ago from the Lujan for Phoenix campaign, and thought I would share it with all of you.

MARCH 8, 2013

PHOENIX, AZ – For more than five years David Lujan has waited for the Federal Courts to bring justice to Maricopa County and end unconstitutional practices proliferated by Sherriff Joe Arpaio. In 2007, David joined with Arizona Hispanic Community Forum and Somos America in filing a Federal by CouponDropDown”>class action against Arpaio and the Maricopa County Attorney’s office to declare their practice of charging undocumented immigrants with conspiracy unconstitutional. That case has wound its way through the court system and decision is pending with the recent ruling of portions of SB 1070 as unconstitutional. A decision could be made on the lawsuit as early as this year.

Today, David Lujan continues to stand firm against the questionable practices of Joe Arpaio, as the first candidate in Phoenix Council District 4 to publically support the recall effort of Respect Arizona.

“I stand with Respect Arizona, and with the interests and rights of all citizens of Maricopa County in supporting the campaign to recall Sherriff Joe Arpaio. We believe the Sheriff should respect, defend and protect the rights guaranteed under the US Constitution because no one – not even a Sheriff – is above the law.”

“The voting public deserves a democratic means to remove unsatisfactory leaders from office. To simply describe Sherriff Joe’s leadership as unsatisfactory would be too kind. He has been a menace to our society for too long. He has divided our citizens and stands between our communities making real progress in reducing crime and building a community free from the fear and intimidation that has been the by CouponDropDown”>calling card of his administration. Please sign a petition, donate to the cause and get your friends and family involved.”

David Lujan is running for City Council in the City of Phoenix newly redistricted District 4. David has lived in the district for over 16 years. He is a fourth generation Arizonan, born in Phoenix and graduated from Washington High School. David is currently the Chief Administrator of ASU Preparatory Academy, a unique charter public school for K-10th Grade students. The school is located in downtown Phoenix and works in partnership with Arizona State University to help students succeed in college and become active citizens by developing strong community ties and collaborations with artists, business owners and leaders throughout the valley. David is an attorney who has spent his career dedicated to public service and fighting to improve the quality of life for all Arizonans.

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