A COUNTY ATTORNEY is an elected official who serves as your county’s top prosecutor. County attorneys hold tremendous power in the criminal legal system, deciding what charges people face or whether they’ll face charges at all.

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MEET THE 2020 CANDIDATES

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CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE

 

CANDIDATE NAME

PRIMARY ELECTION QUESTIONNAIRE LINK

GENERAL ELECTION QUESTIONNAIRE LINK

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ALL ANSWERS SOURCED FROM ACLU OF ARIZONA CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

Will you pledge to hold police accountable by ensuring special prosecutors investigate police shootings and allegations of serious police misconduct?

JULIE GUNNIGLE

YES

“This is a day one priority. There is an undeniable conflict of interest between prosecutors and police by virtue of their close working relationship. I will create an independent and community involved unit to take on these cases and hold police accountable.”

ALLISTER ADEL

DID NOT PLEDGE

Did Not Pledge

Will you pledge to end all prosecutions of personal marijuana possession, a criminal charge that disparately impacts people of color?

JULIE GUNNIGLE

YES

 “This is a day one priority.”

ALLISTER ADEL

DID NOT PLEDGE

Did Not Pledge

Will you pledge to not prosecute a doctor who performs or a patient who seeks an abortion should abortion ever become illegal in Arizona?

JULIE GUNNIGLE

YES

“Yes. I will not prosecute abortion in our state. If Roe v. Wade were to fall, it is not just abortion, it is contraceptives that will be criminalized. I am committed that Arizona will not follow this path.”

ALLISTER ADEL

DID NOT PLEDGE

"As Maricopa County Attorney, I have an ethical and legal obligation to enforce the law, regardless of how I may feel personally about it.*

 

*In Oct. 2020, Allister Adel provided the ACLU of Arizona with the following updated response to this question.

"In the rare event that Roe v. Wade is overturned, I will not support any law that prosecutes or criminalizes a woman for their health care choices."

Will you pledge to create an early warning system to flag police officers with a history of misconduct by documenting all police officers who have shown a pattern of excessive force, dishonesty, and other misconduct or bias and agree to not rely on these officers in criminal prosecutions?

JULIE GUNNIGLE

YES

“creating an early warning system to flag police officers with a history of misconduct is a first step in rebuilding community trust. I believe that we need a statewide Brady list to address misconduct and bias across jurisdictional lines, with due process protections to ensure those lists are accurate. I will not rely on officers in criminal prosecutions who have demonstrated a past history of bias, dishonesty, or misconduct.” 

ALLISTER ADEL

DID NOT PLEDGE

Did Not Pledge

Will you pledge to clear old marijuana possession convictions from people’s records if marijuana becomes legal under Proposition 207?

ALLISTER ADEL

DID NOT PLEDGE

Did Not Pledge

ALL ANSWERS SOURCED FROM ACLU OF ARIZONA CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE

UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

WHEN CAN I VOTE?

Early voting begins October 7

Mail your ballot by October 27

Vote in person or drop off your ballot at polling locations by November 3

 
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