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Sheriff Napier says he will run for re-election, but won't seek a third term

Sheriff Napier says he will run for re-election, but won't seek a third term

Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier reaffirmed plans to run for another term as sheriff this year — and said that if he is elected, he would not seek a third term.

Napier made his comments during a Friday interview on the Buckmaster Show on KVOI AM 1030 “The Voice.”

In addition to Napier, a Republican, four other candidates have filed statements of interest for the position:

  • Sgt. Kevin Kubitskey, a Democrat, is the former vice president and past president of the Pima County Deputy Sheriff’s Association;
  • Trista DiGenova Chang, a Democrat, also filed for a Board of Supervisors seat and publicly hints at a potential run for governor;
  • Chris Nanos, a Democrat, who served as sheriff until he lost an election bid to Mark Napier in 2016;
  • Luis Pimber, a Republican, is a former police officer and actor, whose credits include a recurring role on “Breaking Bad.”

The primary election is Aug. 4, winners will advance to the general election on Nov. 3.

Contact reporter Justin Sayers at or 573-4192. Twitter: @_JustinSayers. Facebook: JustinSSayers.

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Justin, a UA graduate, covers local government, focusing on Marana, Oro Valley and the Arizona Board of Regents. He previously worked at the Louisville Courier Journal, Arizona Republic and Hartford Courant and has received multiple awards.

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