Rachel Mitchell leads Republican primary for Maricopa County attorney

Preliminary election results released Tuesday evening show Rachel Mitchell with a commanding lead in the Republican race for Maricopa County attorn...

August 7, 2022
2:26 AM

Preliminary election results released Tuesday evening show Rachel Mitchell with a commanding lead in the Republican race for Maricopa County attorney. Mitchell ran against Gina Godbehere for the Republican nomination to serve out the remaining two years of the Maricopa County attorney's four-year term. The winner will face Julie Gunnigle, the sole Democratic candidate, in November's general election.Once thought of as a "down-ballot" race, civil rights organizations and criminal justice advocacy groups have levied criticism and pressure campaigns against the county attorney's office in recent years, emphasizing its importance and potential for abuse of power.

Jimmy Jenkins