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Former State Senate Majority Leader Chuck Gray Endorses Arnson for Sheriff

Posted: June 9, 2012 at 2:00 pm   /   by

Former State Senate Majority Leader Chuck Gray Endorses Arnson for Sheriff

PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. – Today, former State Senate Majority Leader Chuck Gray announced his endorsement of Derek Arnson for Pinal County Sheriff.  Gray represented the residents of legislative district 19 from 2007 to 2011.

 “Derek is a tireless worker who is determined to end crime, and make Pinal County the safest in the U.S.,” said Gray.  “With more than two decades of experience in law enforcement, he has the knowledge and drive to make it happen.”

“I am extremely proud to have the support of the former state senate majority leader,” said Arnson.  “As your sheriff, I will uphold the law and ensure that everyone is treated fairly.”

More about Derek Arnson:

Derek Arnson is a twenty-year veteran of law enforcement.  While serving as Gang Task Force Supervisor for Pinal County, Arnson led an unprecedented multi-agency operation called“Enough is Enough.”  The successful operation was aimed at taking the tri-city streets back from the gangs and drug dealers that had become commonplace.

Arnson served as a member of the Department of Public Safety, where he provided protective duty to former governors Fife Symington and Jane Hull.  Additionally, Arnson held command positions with both the Buckeye and Hayden police departments, and served for two years as the chief of police for the Gila River Indian Community.

Arnson and his wife of 24 years live in the San Tan Valley with their two children.  To learn more about Derek Arnson and his campaign to be the next Pinal County Sheriff, please visit


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Former State Senate Majority Leader Chuck Gray Endorses Arnson for Sheriff