Most Influential in Valley Politics
Sherriff Joe Arpaio
“America’s Toughest Sherriff,” Joe Arpaio, has been with Maricopa Country since 1993. Even with the debate surrounding Arizona’s SB1070 illegal immigration act and Tent City, he doesn't seem to show signs of quitting. He is a tough advocator of the law and is known throughout the country for his controversial politics and infamous pink boxer shorts.