February Newsletter

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 February Update


League of Women Voters Day

League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of the U.S. celebrated their 100th anniversary this month. The  Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a proclamation recognizing February 14th as "League of Women Voters Day" in Maricopa County. Congratulations and thank you for your contribution to free elections. Here's to another 100 years!

SB 1135 - First law for the 2020 Legislative Session

Chucri testifying

In my last newsletter, I mentioned that I had testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee regarding SB 1135 (Chapter 1).  I am happy to report this was the first bill Governor Ducey signed for the 2020 legislative session.  This bill was important this year to help Maricopa County run a timely, efficient, fair, and transparent election.

Newly-Appointed County Assessor Eddie Cook

Eddie Cook


The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to appoint Gilbert Councilman Eddie Cook as Maricopa County Assessor. Eddie Cook is the right leader at the right time and the public can feel confident in his commitment to exceptional customer service. During his time on the Gilbert Town Council, he not only helped Gilbert advance its business practices, he also helped build a stronger organizational culture.

Intake Transfer & Release Ribbon Cutting



Maricopa County is entering a new era of public safety, one with the promise of more efficiency for taxpayers and better outcomes for those who enter and exit the jail system. Today, county and municipal leaders joined the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Sheriff Paul Penzone, and Presiding Judge Joseph C. Welty for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Maricopa County Intake, Transfer, and Release (ITR) facility. Read more here

2nd Amendment Preservation Resolution



The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted on a 2nd Amendment Preservation Resolution. I believe this resolution is a reaffirmation of the oaths of office I took in 2012 and 2016 to support the Constitution of the United States, the State of Arizona and the laws of Arizona.

New USS AZ Memorial Opens at SRPMIC

USS Arizona


I attended the Opening Ceremony of the USS Arizona SRPMIC Memorial Gardens Grand Opening. The Salt River Pima Indian Community (SRPMIC) became the recipient of the USS Arizona's original boathouse.  It was a part of the memorial built at Pearl Harbor in 1951, and the only piece to ever be given to a tribal community.This is a beautiful memorial in honor of those who lost their lives. Martin Harvier, SRPMIC President, encourages everyone to come and visit. This is located at 7455 N. Pima Road (between Great Wolf lodge AZ & Salt River Fields at Talking Stick)


Be Ballot Ready

It is important to Be Ballot Ready to vote for Maricopa County Elections.  All voters should mark their calendars for Arizona's regular Primary Election on August 4th.  Are you Ballot Ready?

March 17th will be the Democratic Presidential Preference Election. Only registered Democrats are eligible to vote. To find election day polling locations click here or to register to vote, please visit our Maricopa County Elections Department website. 



Mesa State of the City

Mayor John Giles


I enjoyed hearing Mesa Mayor John Giles’ State of the City address focused on economic development and job growth. I look forward to continuing to work with Mesa toward our shared goals in 2020.

Hashknife Pony Express visits Fountain Hills

Pony Express


Each February, the Hashknife Pony Express visits Fountain Hills on a 200-mile trek from Holbrook through Payson to Fountain Hills and Scottsdale.I was honored to have one of my letters delivered by the Pony express commemorating Fountain Hills' 50th Anniversary. Read more here featured in the Fountain Hills Times.

Designing a Stronger Economic Future

Dr. Crow


I had the opportunity to bring key community leaders together to hear Dr. Michael Crow’s vision for designing a stronger economic future for Arizona. As the 4th largest and fastest-growing county in the nation, I believe we need to strive for a resilient economic pathway that will continue to thrive and grow.

Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce

Scottsdale Area Chamber


I had the opportunity to provide a Maricopa County update to the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Advisory Council. It is encouraging to see members of our community interested in pursuing public policy for the betterment of our county.

Biltmore Area Partnership



Enjoyed speaking with members of the Biltmore Area Partnership.  I appreciate these civic and business leaders who are dedicated to building a strong community for all.


Maricopa Trail

Cave Creek


Early March is the prime time to explore our Arizona Wildflowers as well as the perfect time of the year to take advantage of our Maricopa Trail connecting 10 Maricopa County regional parks. With numerous trailheads to pick from along with our recently installed map kiosks with scannable QR codes that display detailed maps and trail information on smartphones to make navigating and exploring easy and informative. Phoenix Magazine recently published an article about one of my Scottsdale constituents who will be hiking the entire 317- mile Maricopa Trail!

Art Contest

Summer Reading

Our Fountain Hills Library is holding a Summer Reading Art Contest.Create a picture based on the fairy tale/mythology/fantasy theme "Imagine Your Story." Submit entry form by March 27, 2020.  For K-1st, 2-3rd, 4-5th, and 6-8th grade.Their artwork will be used in a promotional bookmark made available to all students in Fountain Hills.

Steve Chucri
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, District 2

Creighton Logo

I have the honor of sitting on the Creighton University Presidential Health Sciences Phoenix Advisory Board and was glad to be present for the announcement of the landmark partnership between Creighton University and Arizona State University in advancing health care education.  Read more here.