A COUNTY ATTORNEY is an elected official who serves as your county’s top prosecutor. County attorneys are the most powerful actors in the criminal justice system.

They decide who goes to prison and for how long. For years, county attorneys in Maricopa County have fueled growth in the prison population and supported policies that have devastated families and communities.

A REFORM-MINDED COUNTY ATTORNEY can turn the tide by making a commitment to work in the interest of people, not prisons.

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MEET THE 2020 CANDIDATES

ALLISTER ADEL (R)

JULIE GUNNIGLE (D)

WILL KNIGHT (D)

BOB MCWHIRTER (D)

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE

 

CANDIDATE NAME

PARTY AFFILIATION

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ALLISTER ADEL (R)

JULIE GUNNIGLE 

(D)

WILL KNIGHT

(D)

BOB McWHIRTER

(D)

HOVER OVER ANSWERS TO REVEAL RESPONSES

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

Commits to reduce prison population by specific percent?

ALLISTER ADEL

NO

JULIE GUNNIGLE

YES

WILL KNIGHT

YES

BOB McWHIRTER

NO PERCENTAGE GIVEN

Commits to not prosecute minor marijuana cases?

ALLISTER ADEL

NO CLEAR ANSWER

JULIE GUNNIGLE

YES

WILL KNIGHT

YES

BOB McWHIRTER

YES

Will be transparent and make data publicly available?

ALLISTER ADEL

YES

JULIE GUNNIGLE

YES

WILL KNIGHT

YES

BOB McWHIRTER

YES

Has a clear plan to challenge racism in the legal system?

ALLISTER ADEL

NO CLEAR ANSWER

JULIE GUNNIGLE

YES

WILL KNIGHT

YES

BOB McWHIRTER

YES

Will assign independent prosecutors to cases of police shootings or brutality to ensure police are fairly held accountable?

ALLISTER ADEL

NO

JULIE GUNNIGLE

YES

WILL KNIGHT

YES

BOB McWHIRTER

YES

Commits to limiting requests for money bail?

ALLISTER ADEL

YES

JULIE GUNNIGLE

YES

WILL KNIGHT

YES

BOB McWHIRTER

YES

ALL ANSWERS SOURCED FROM ACLU OF ARIZONA CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE

UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

WHEN CAN I VOTE?

Primary Election - August 4, 2020

General Election - November 3, 2020

 

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VOTER STATUS

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POLLING LOCATION

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