Pima County Board of Supervisors

The Pima County Board of Supervisors governs Pima County.

  • The Board consists of five representatives and their offices are located at 130 W. Congress St. in downtown Tucson.
  • To contact the Board call 520-740-8126. Each Board member serves a four-year term.
  • This year, 2008 is election year for the Board of Supervisors! The primary elections will be held Sept. 2, and the general elections will be held Nov. 4.
  • District One has 116,598 registered voters, District Two has 70,913, District Three has 87,623, District Four has 123,430 and District Five has 77,496.
  • The Board meets each Tuesday morning at 9 a.m.
  • The annual salary of a Country Supervisor through December 2008 is $67,800.
  • The types of issues the Board is currently tackling are issues like roadway improvements, drought management, and rabies.
  • The staff for each Supervisor varies, but is around between 5-8 people.

Ann Day represents District 1, which includes both rural and urban areas north of Tucson, including Oro Valley, eastern Marana, the Catalina Foothills, Tortolita, Casa Adobes and Catalina. The population for District One is about 201,712.

Supervisor Day is currently serving her second term as a member of the Board of Supervisors. She was elected Nov. 7, 2000. Prior to serving on the Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Day grew up in Eastern Arizona where here family worked on a cattle ranch started by her grandfather in 1880. She received her B.A. in Education from Arizona State University and her Masters in Education in Counseling and Guidance from the UA. She has served as a member of the State Liquor Board, the State Industrial Commission, and also served in the Arizona State Senate for ten years where she was the Majority Whip and Chair of the Senate Health Committee.

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Here is Ann Day planting a lovely tree. She is so eco-friendly.

Ramón Valadez represents District Two, which includes the southern portion of Pima County, including parts of South Tucson and Sahuarita. The population for District Two is about 201,664.

Supervisor Valadez has lived in Tucson his entire life. As a graduate of the UA with a degree in Electrical Engineering, Valadez has served in the Arizona House of Representatives and the Arizona State Senate. He also served as a Senior Staff member in Southern Arizona for Governor Janet Napolitano. Supervisor Valadez has won many awards for his legislative endeavors.

He is been a member of the Board of Supervisors for four years.

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Here is Ramón Valadez speaking at the Pima County Old Nogales Service Fair.

Sharon Bronson represents District Three, which includes all of Western Pima County, and is even bigger than the state of Connecticut! The population for District Three is about 212,759.

Supervisor Bronson attended the UA and received a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. She has served as the President of the U.S./Mexico Border County Coalition, which is helpful to her status as supervisor because much of District Three runs along the border. Supervisor Bronson has also chaired the PAG’s Execuative Committee and the local public communications affiliate, KUAT.

Supervisor Bronson was elected to her position in November of 1996.

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Here is a picture of Sharon Bronson looking a little bit uncomfortable.

Ray Carroll represents District Four, which includes much of Eastern Pima County including Mount Lemmon,Vail and Green Valley. The population for District Four is 219,219.

Supervisor Carroll grew up in Chicago. He attended Regis University in Denver, Colorado in 1984. He came to Tucson shortly thereafter and got involved with Casa de los Ninos, and was the Chairman of the Tucson Housing Board. He has experience in sales and he and his wife operate a clothing store. Supervisor Carroll was also an International Republican Institute delegate observing Mexico’s federal election in the State of Guanajuato.

Supervisor Carroll was elected to his position in 1998.

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Here is a picture of ❤ Ray Carroll <3.

Richard Elías is the Chairman of the Pima County Board of Supervisors and represents District Five, which includes most of the city of Tucson. The population for District Five is about 187,244.
Chairman Elías replaced Raúl Grijalva, when Grijalva successfully ran for Congress, as representative of District Five. He attended Salpointe Catholic High School and then earned a degree in History from the UA in 1988. Supervisor Elías is a fifth-generation Tucsonan who has worked for Chicanos por la Causa, South Tucson Housing Authority, and many advisory committees in Tucson to help the community.

Supervisor Elías has served in his position since 2002, when he was appointed, and then elected to a full four-year term in 2004.

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Here is a picture of Richard Elías sporting some shades.

Recently, the Pima County Board of Supervisors have voted to increase the fees to attend the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Also, Tuesday, March 4, the Board will either approve or oppose the Pima County Sports and Tourism Authority, which would expand professional sports and promote amateur athletics in the region. These are just some of the issues Pima County Board of Supervisors deal with.

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