District 1 | November Newsletter

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Supervisor Jack Sellers, District 1

November 2022

Happy Thanksgiving


Elections Day

Final election results have been posted in Maricopa County for the 2022 November General Election, with 1,562,758 ballots cast, representing 64.17 percent of voters.

Midterm turnout exceeded the historic average of 56.3 percent going back five decades, just behind the record high turnout in 2018 of 65.5 percent.

Final tallies show 84 percent of voters that participated in the November General Election cast an early ballot, while 16 percent voted in person on Election Day.

The Board of Supervisors will canvass the November General Election on Monday, November 28. The canvass represents the full accounting of the vote, including counted and rejected ballots.

Automatic recounts for races within the .5% statutory threshold would begin after the state certifies the election on December 5.

View final results >

Chairman Gates' statement on upcoming election canvass >

Assessor’s Office Launches New Technology System

drone neighborhood still photo

The Maricopa County Assessor’s Office has launched a new technology system to manage the $1.8 million real estate assessments processed by our team each year. The new system is called AA-GAMA (Assessment Analyst-Geographic Assisted Mass Appraisal.) It is a cloud-based system designed to be more efficient, faster, and easier to use. The AA-GAMA system has increased reporting capabilities, provides easier access to historical information, and is more secure than previous systems.

$12 Million in Funding Expands Apprenticeship Program

Jobs and skill building

The Board of Supervisors approved $12 million for apprenticeship opportunities for County residents. The program is expected to support 3,000 people with apprenticeships in a variety of career fields through 2026. Other County initiatives to build a skilled workforce for in-demand careers include:

  • $750,000 in a nurse readiness program 
  • $14.5 million in training and credentialing for workers targeting in-demand career fields
  • $1.3 million to fund construction career training opportunities
  • Opening a Workforce Development Center in Mesa and partnering with the Maricopa County Library District to expand access to career training resources in the East Valley

The funding is part of Maricopa County’s $435 million allocation of the federal American Rescue Plan Act which delivers a wide variety of services to help people recover from the effects of the pandemic. For more information on the apprenticeship program, visit Maricopa.gov/HSD and find financial, housing, legal, wellness, and educational assistance available at Maricopa.gov/Rescue.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV) Cases Can Be Dangerous for Infants and Young Children

RSV sick child

Most RSV cases are mild and similar to a cold, but RSV can be dangerous for infants, young children, and the elderly. Seek medical attention if your child has any of the following symptoms:

  • Working hard to breathe or breathing faster
  • Grunting with each exhale
  • Flaring nostrils when inhaling
  • Pulling above the collarbone, below the ribcage or between the ribs when inhaling

Learn more about RSV

Applications Being Accepted for San Tan Justice of the Peace

legal assistance, court, judge, e-file

The Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants for Justice of the Peace in San Tan Precinct. Judge Sam Goodman retired effective November 30, 2022.

The district spans from Gilbert Road on the West to Meridian on the East and from Hunt Highway on the South to McKellips in the North. You can see the full precinct boundaries here.

Per state law, the appointee, like Judge Goodman, must be a Republican who lives in the San Tan Justice Precinct. This person must be a registered Arizona voter. The person selected will fulfill the remainder of the current term which runs through the end of December 31, 2024.

Applicants should send applications for San Tan Justice of the Peace their letters of interest along with a resume to the Office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, 301 W. Jefferson, 10th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003 or email it to ClerkBoard@maricopa.gov. All documents filed with the Clerk’s Office will become public records. Applicants are subject to a background check. Applications are due no later than December 7, 2022 at 5:00 pm.

Take a Hike!


It's a great time to get outside for a hike. Check out our County parks. You can explore plants and wildlife with your family while enjoying the best winter weather in the country!

Get a preview of our parks here.

Around the District

Heritage Dinner

I was proud to see my friend, Speaker Rusty Bowers, receive the Heritage Award from the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It was a well-deserved award for a man of incredible integrity.

CSA Meeting

I was pleased to attend a newly formed study committee on Urban Air Mobility (top), and the County Supervisors Association Board of Directors meeting (bottom). Mohave County Supervisor Jean Bishop passed the gavel to incoming President and Navajo County Supervisor Jason Whiting. Supervisor Bishop was praised for her leadership and commitment to strengthening the organization.

Gilbert Chamber Series

Supervisor Thomas Galvin, District 2, and I had the opportunity to engage with business professionals and discuss relevant, timely topics at the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce's Good Government Series.


Tim Bricker and Mark Slyter from Dignity Health provided an update on the healthcare industry in our region at the East Valley Partnership Board meeting.  Vice Chancellor, Darcy Renfro, also talked about what Maricopa County Community Colleges is doing to meet our workforce needs.

Please let us know how we can better serve you.
Jack Sellers, District 1
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors