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  Team Penzone · [email protected]
August 9, 2022 at 2:24 AM

Historic Legislation Passed

John, Throughout his career in law enforcement, Sheriff Penzone has been a leader on efforts to improve policing and restore transparency, trust and accountability between law enforcement and those they serve.  Last year, when a bill was introduced to provide more oversight in use of…
  Sheriff Paul Penzone · [email protected]
June 22, 2022 at 4:06 AM

My Pledge to You

John, When you re-elected me to serve as your Sheriff for a second term, I pledged to continue to serve with integrity, honor, and to be the leader the MCSO needs to be stronger today and better tomorrow.  I wanted to take a moment to provide you with a brief update of how I have wor…
  Sheriff Paul Penzone · [email protected]
June 15, 2022 at 1:22 AM

Zero Tolerance for Election Day Disrupters

John, Last week I spoke with KTAR and made it clear that my office will have zero tolerance for Election Day disruptions here in Maricopa County. You can listen to the full interview here. As your constitutional Sheriff, I will not tolerate interference in people’s ability to cast th…
  Sheriff Paul Penzone · [email protected]
April 21, 2021 at 12:53 AM

My Statement on Today's Verdict

John, Today, a person empowered to protect and serve was convicted of murder. Today, a disenfranchised community received justice. Unfortunately, that does not restore a lost life.  Although law enforcement represents order, we must better represent equality and justice. The diverse an…
  Sheriff Paul Penzone · [email protected]
March 18, 2021 at 7:48 PM

Reform that Works

John, I was elected to lead, to remove politics from the Office of the Sheriff and make lasting change for the benefit of the community. I am committed to efforts that improve policing and restore transparency, trust and accountability between law enforcement and those we serve. I am c…
  Sheriff Paul Penzone · [email protected]
November 6, 2020 at 8:59 PM

We won

John — We did it and we shattered records. Thanks to your efforts, this campaign set the record for most candidate votes in Maricopa County history.  I cannot thank you enough for believing in this campaign, and for all of the work and resources you put in to help us secure a decisive …
  Sheriff Paul Penzone · [email protected]
November 3, 2020 at 6:18 PM

Today is the day!

John, I cannot believe that Election Day is finally here. It seems like only yesterday that I was announcing my re-election campaign and going door-to-door. How the world has changed since then… But one thing that hasn’t changed is my commitment to my community. I have been working di…
  Sheridan Alert (via Penzone for Sheriff) · [email protected]
November 2, 2020 at 11:42 PM

Jerry Sheridan is cozying up to racists

John — We thought we’d heard the last disqualifying scandal from Jerry Sheridan, but we were wrong. And it keeps getting worse… A video of Jerry Sheridan was uncovered which shows him talking with the leader of the AZ Patriots, who’s facing charges of identity theft, and giving a wink …
  Sheriff Penzone · [email protected]
November 2, 2020 at 5:16 PM


John, Tomorrow is Election Day, and if you’re like me, it’s hard to watch TV these days because every commercial is a political ad. From bashing people and then praising someone else, to using scare tactics, there is just so much nasty partisan politics. Here’s what I think: Politics …
  Team Penzone · [email protected]
November 1, 2020 at 11:15 PM

We're getting close

John — The finish line of this campaign is in sight, we’re so close, but we can’t let up now. This campaign is firing on all cylinders to make sure we get the Sheriff across the finish line, and that means we’re GETTING OUT THE VOTE! We’re dropping off campaign literature, blanketing M…
  Penzone for Maricopa · [email protected]
October 31, 2020 at 3:31 PM

the clock is ticking!

John — The clock is ticking before tonight’s October deadline, and we still need to raise $8,157 to hit our goal and fully fund our GOTV efforts. End Of Month Fundraising Goal CHIP IN NOW » Will you chip in right now to help us defeat Jerry Sheridan? Every …
  Sophie, Campaign Manager · [email protected]
October 30, 2020 at 4:05 PM

update for John

Hey John — Sophie here again with an update from the campaign trail. Throughout this election cycle, we’ve been building an infrastructure to boost Sheriff Penzone’s message and maximize our voter outreach. We’ve covered Maricopa County with our yard signs, exposed our opponent for th…
  Sheriff Paul Penzone · [email protected]
October 29, 2020 at 10:35 PM

We made national news 📣

John — This week I was featured in an article by Politico focusing on the importance of bipartisanship in Arizona’s state government. That’s the thing about this position — I believe that when it comes to this office, there's just no place for partisan politics. Historically,…
  Penzone Campaign HQ · [email protected]
October 29, 2020 at 4:30 PM

will you look back with regret?

John, In just a few days, the polls will close and the votes will be tallied here in Maricopa County. We’ll know whether we took another step forward by committing to Sheriff Paul Penzone’s vision for Maricopa County, or if we took a giant leap back by resurrecting the Arpaio-Sheridan…
  Team Penzone · [email protected]
October 28, 2020 at 10:10 PM

need your help

John, Grassroots supporters from all across Maricopa County have stepped up for this campaign ever since Sheriff Penzone introduced our final and most important fundraising goal of the election. From Glendale to Mesa to every corner of this county, Arizonans have had enough of Jerry S…
  Sheriff Paul Penzone · [email protected]
October 26, 2020 at 10:25 PM

8 days to determine our future

John — this is it. Over the past few months, this campaign has sought to tell the truth about me and my opponent — so that we could avoid a disastrous return to the past. We’re expecting record turnout this year, with over a million voters in Maricopa County alone already having cast …
  Sheriff Paul Penzone · [email protected]
October 25, 2020 at 11:05 PM

pathways to justice

John, When I took over as Sheriff of Maricopa County, there was a major divide between young adults in our community and law enforcement. The Arpaio-Sheridan administration destroyed trust with the community, and restoring that relationship became a top priority for me from the very b…
  Sheridan Alert (via Team Penzone) · [email protected]
October 24, 2020 at 3:30 PM

court documents attached

John — Here are the court documents from when Jerry Sheridan was caught lying under oath, engaging in multiple acts of misconduct and held in contempt. That’s it… That’s the email. This is disqualifying. Chip in to help us defeat Joe 2.0 and keep restoring integrity to MCSO …
  Penzone Campaign HQ · [email protected]
October 21, 2020 at 11:05 PM

bizarre campaign stunt

John, Jerry Sheridan is using skunk water. Yeah you read that right. In Jerry Sheridan’s most recent stunt, he demonstrated the uses of skunk water on four volunteers imitating protesters. Now, if you’re unfamiliar with skunk water, it’s a substance created to disperse protesters. O…
  Sheriff Paul Penzone · [email protected]
October 20, 2020 at 10:30 PM

14 days

John — We’re only two weeks away from Election Day, so I’ll keep this to the point. Every donation we get goes right back out the door to reach undecided voters, put up more yard signs, and expose the truth about my opponent’s record. Can I count on you to keep this campaign fully fun…
  Team Penzone · [email protected]
October 18, 2020 at 8:00 PM

we can’t believe what Jerry Sheridan said

  John – Have you heard Sheridan talk about bringing morale back to Maricopa County? Yeah, we’re scratching our heads too… Last we checked, morale didn’t include being held in contempt of court, disobeying court orders, protecting bad cops, using racial slurs, and racking up…
  Sheridan Alert (via Team Penzone) · [email protected]
October 17, 2020 at 3:31 PM

Sheridan should’ve lost his badge

John — It’s no secret that Jerry Sheridan’s record of corruption and incompetence makes him unfit to serve Maricopa County. In fact, it was recommended he be fired after he was found in contempt of court for knowingly disobeying court orders and making misstatements under oath. Sherida…
  Team Penzone · [email protected]
October 16, 2020 at 9:30 PM

Sheridan’s support for a disgraced officer

John — Jerry Sheridan wrote a glowing letter of recommendation for a bad officer... a known bad officer and one that he had a personal connection to. His wife did business with the officer’s girlfriend. This officer was not only on the Brady list (a list that contains names of peace of…
  Sheriff Paul Penzone · [email protected]
October 13, 2020 at 9:10 PM

3 weeks

John — this is it. With less than one month to go in this race, today marks exactly 3 weeks from Election Day. Every day until then, we’ll be tasked to reach as many undecided voters as we can to ensure we can continue making progress and keep the Arpaio-Sheridan administration a relic…
  Team Penzone · [email protected]
October 12, 2020 at 9:01 PM

Making our communities safer

John, When Sheriff Penzone first took over in 2016, MCSO was in need of massive improvements. He inherited a mess left behind by the Arpaio-Sheridan administration, and the Sheriff knew that we needed to get things back on track. That’s why he created the fugitive apprehensi…
  Team Penzone · [email protected]
October 11, 2020 at 4:30 PM

Cranberry Juice, Fleetwood Mac, and Arizona sunsets

John — We’ve been emailing you lately about a lot of important, but deeply serious, news regarding this campaign and our opponent. These last few months haven’t been easy, so today we want to show you a different side of Sheriff Penzone… taking his turn at the latest social media trend…
  Sheriff Paul Penzone · [email protected]
October 10, 2020 at 3:30 PM

Keeping our furry friends safe

John, Ever since I joined law enforcement I have always been committed to protecting everyone in our community — including our animals! In my tenure, we have been diligent in making sure that our animal community is safe. My administration has worked hard to stop crimes aga…
  Sheriff Paul Penzone · [email protected]
October 9, 2020 at 11:15 PM

I’m about to take the stage

Hey John — I’m about to go onstage for my debate so I’ll make this quick. This debate is going to shine a spotlight on our race. By giving Sheridan a microphone he is going to be able to spread his destructive rhetoric which (inevitably) will give his campaign a financial boost. We c…
  Team Penzone · [email protected]
October 8, 2020 at 10:30 PM

Our upcoming debate

Hi John, Four years ago, Sheriff Penzone stepped up, ran for Sheriff of Maricopa County, and won. Then he was faced with the harmful precedent set by the Arpaio administration, but now, just four short years later, the Sheriff has helped bring safety back to our county. Now the Sherif…
  Team Penzone · [email protected]
October 7, 2020 at 9:05 PM

it’s a make or break week

John, We’re officially in the home stretch of this election. Maricopa County voters will start choosing their Sheriff as ballots begin landing in mailboxes over the next 24-hours. That means we’re doubling our efforts to reach likely and persuadable voters right now with Sheriff Penzo…
  Sheriff Paul Penzone · [email protected]
October 5, 2020 at 9:25 PM

going all out to reach early voters

John, I need your help. Ballots start dropping across Maricopa County in a couple of days, and it’s imperative that we have what it takes to reach voters with our message. We’re not taking anything for granted in this race. My team and I are working hard to ensure early voters under…
  Sheriff Paul Penzone · [email protected]
October 4, 2020 at 4:35 PM

Child safety has been and always will be a top priority

John, Before I took office, MCSO was known for letting hundreds of crimes against children fall by the wayside. So from day one, I knew child safety had to be a top priority for MCSO. To ensure we never miss on any case, we created a new internal auditing system to track eve…
  Team Penzone · [email protected]
October 3, 2020 at 5:31 PM

Help us expose the truth about Jerry Sheridan

John — Jerry Sheridan is dangerous. While he may not have the same national name recognition that Joe Arpaio did, they are one-and-the-same when it comes to the archaic, costly, and ineffective policies they support. That’s why we’re launching an effort to set the record straight and m…
  Sheriff Paul Penzone · [email protected]
October 1, 2020 at 9:30 PM

Thank you

John, I have exciting news: We did it — We reached our most ambitious and most important goal! I wanted to send you a personal email to thank you for helping us reach our end of quarter goal in the past week.  It’s so humbling to have such a strong team behind me. This team has helped…
  Sheriff Paul Penzone · [email protected]
September 30, 2020 at 8:26 PM

one request for John...

Hi John, I know my team has been updating you on the status of our quarterly fundraising this week. But with hours to go, I wanted to give you a final update on where we stand. We set our most ambitious goal yet for this campaign to show everyone closely watching our race that we haven…
  Penzone Campaign HQ · [email protected]
September 29, 2020 at 6:05 PM

how we can hit our goal

John, Tomorrow at midnight marks our final financial deadline of this election cycle. How much we raise will dictate whether we can keep exposing our opponent’s abhorrent record to Maricopa voters, or risk having to cut back. But by now, you know what’s at stake so we’ll keep this bri…
  Sophie, Campaign Manager · [email protected]
September 27, 2020 at 4:45 PM

Need your help John

Hi John, Sophie here.  As the campaign manager for Penzone for Sheriff, my job is to make sure the campaign is running smoothly so Sheriff Penzone can keep focused on public safety first and foremost. With our end-of-quarter deadline fast approaching, that means my days are filled wit…
  Team Penzone · [email protected]
September 26, 2020 at 3:32 PM

our final deadline

Hi John,  By now, I’m sure you’ve heard people around the country say that this election is the most important in history, that it will determine the future of the country — and we agree.  Our election is going to determine the future of Maricopa County. We can keep making progress, o…
  Team Penzone · [email protected]
September 25, 2020 at 11:56 PM

RE: “Joe Arpaio’s Longtime Deputy Could Become The Next Sheriff Of Maricopa County”

John — We wanted to make sure you saw our last message: Sheridan’s campaign has been receiving attention since his victory over his old boss Joe Arpaio in the Republican primary. As Arpaio’s Chief Deputy, Sheridan was found in contempt of court and has run on a platform of breaking dow…
  Breaking News (via Penzone for Sheriff) · [email protected]
September 24, 2020 at 10:05 PM

Scathing new report on our opponent’s misconduct →

John — We don’t even know where to begin… A scathing report was just published about our opponent’s candidacy and legacy as Arpaio’s Chief Deputy, and the details were brutal. From cases of nepotism, to being held in contempt of court, to a disgusting defense of a friend and former em…
  Sheriff Paul Penzone · [email protected]
September 21, 2020 at 10:31 PM


John, September 30th is the final quarterly fundraising deadline before our election on November 3rd. That means that the numbers we report next week will serve as a barometer for our campaign — and we’ll know how much we can fully invest in our voter outreach operations. This is the …
  Penzone Campaign HQ · [email protected]
September 20, 2020 at 4:30 PM

“Joe Arpaio’s Longtime Deputy Could Become The Next Sheriff Of Maricopa County”

John — Have you seen this headline? This should motivate all of us. Arpaio’s right-hand man is attempting to return the Office of the Sheriff to the abusive and ineffective practices of the past administration that harmed the community and cost taxpayers over $140 million and countin…
  Sheriff Paul Penzone · [email protected]
September 19, 2020 at 6:01 PM

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

John, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stood as a giant in the fight for equality, justice and respect for all. Many have had a platform of power, few have used it to better the world as she has. It would be decent and appropriate to set politics aside, so her legacy can stand tall. — She…
  Team Penzone · [email protected]
September 17, 2020 at 10:30 PM

From Tent City to Reducing Recidivism

John, When Sheriff Paul Penzone first took over after the Arpaio-Sheridan administration’s disastrous tenure, there was a long list of programs that required immediate change. That’s why after an external review, Sheriff Penzone closed the infamous Tent City. It was found to be costly…
  Sheriff Paul Penzone · [email protected]
September 15, 2020 at 10:30 PM

Did you catch our debate?

John — Last week, I participated in a debate with my opponent Jerry Sheridan on KTAR's Think Tank program. The debate laid bare the choices in front of us over the next 49 days — we can continue to move forward or return to the abuses of the past under the Sheridan-Arpaio administratio…
  Penzone HQ · [email protected]
September 14, 2020 at 11:18 PM

Our opponent was caught using racist language

John, by now it’s no secret that our opponent has his own record of infamy — but when we saw this troubling new report, we were once again reminded of who we're up against: “Document shows Maricopa County Republican Sheriff Nominee Jerry Sheridan Uses Racist Language” — Blog for Arizon…
  Sheriff Paul Penzone · [email protected]
September 11, 2020 at 7:47 PM

Never forget

John, Today is the anniversary of one of the most horrific acts of violence in our nation’s history. The 9/11 terrorist attacks shocked the nation, and the world, and tested our resolve like never before. Like so many Americans, I remember where I was so vividly on this day 19 years a…
  Sheriff Paul Penzone · [email protected]
September 7, 2020 at 4:30 PM

Celebrating Labor Day

Happy Labor Day, John. This year, Labor Day takes on a special meaning. In 2020, Labor Day is not only about celebrating workers across our nation, but also celebrating our heroes during this pandemic — the first responders, healthcare professionals, and essential workers who have done…
  Team Penzone · [email protected]
September 6, 2020 at 6:16 PM

Have you signed on as a citizen endorser yet?

John, Throughout his first term as Sheriff, Paul Penzone has built a broad coalition of supporters to help restore trust in MCSO and move Maricopa County forward. Together, we've made a lot of progress to make our communities a safer and better place to live, but now all of our work i…
  Penzone Campaign HQ · [email protected]
September 4, 2020 at 12:05 AM

“Make no mistake, Jerry Sheridan IS Joe Arpaio”

John — Last week, we set out to get the record straight on our opponent, Jerry Sheridan. Because he wasn’t just Joe Arpaio’s sidekick — he has his own long history of abuses of power, criminal investigations, and standing on the wrong side of history. Not even a week could go by withou…