Blain Harold, a candidate for La Paz County District 3 Supervisor, spoke today before the Board of Supervisors during the call to the public. His two issues were the proposed County Park in Wenden is located in an area that is frequently flooded; most recently this past weekend.
His second issue is that his opponent, Holly Irwin, is using the County Supervisors' office phone number as contact info on her website and in advertising products. http://hollyirwindistrict3.com/
Harold told Desert Messenger that he believes Irwin is violating ARS11-410.
ARS 11-410 prohibits to the use of county resources or employees to influence elections:
A. A county shall not use its personnel, equipment, materials, buildings or other resources for the purpose of influencing the outcomes of elections.
Notwithstanding this section, a county may distribute informational reports on a proposed bond election as provided in section 35-454.
Nothing in this section precludes a county from reporting on official actions of the county
board of supervisors.
B. Employees of a county shall not use the authority of their positions to influence the vote or political activities of any subordinate employee.
Nothing contained in this section shall be construed as denying the civil and political liberties of any employee as guaranteed by the United States and Arizona Constitutions.
Desert Messenger reached out to Supervisor Irwin for comment, but there has been no response.