Q-and-A with Queen Creek mayor candidate Gail Barney

One Queen Creek resident is running for mayor and three for three seats on the council in the Aug. 28 primary election. All are presently on the council. The Queen Creek Independent e-mailed questionnaires to the candidates. They will be posted online in the order they were received. Name: Gail Barney Age: 70 Education: Associate […]

Dropped lawsuit claimed Queen Creek council candidates’ nominating petitions were invalid

A lawsuit, since dropped, questioned the validity of the nominating petitions for Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney and Councilwoman Julia Wheatley and listed 15 other defendants. The lawsuit was filed June 13 in Maricopa County Superior Court. It was dismissed June 21-22, according to information at superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/docket. “The court finds that the nominating petitions in […]

Q-and-A with Queen Creek council candidate Emilena Turley

One Queen Creek resident is running for mayor and three for three seats on the council in the Aug. 28 primary election. All are presently on the council. The Queen Creek Independent e-mailed questionnaires to the candidates. They will be posted online in the order they were received. Name: Emilena Turley Age: 46 Present or […]

Mail election suggested for Queen Creek Irrigation District

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on June 27 is slated to vote in a consent agenda on a Nov. 13 mail-ballot election for the Queen Creek Irrigation District, according to an agenda. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Supervisors’ Auditorium, 205 W. Jefferson in Phoenix. The irrigation district election is to […]

General Plan approved by voters May 15, according to unofficial results

Voters overwhelmingly approved the Queen Creek General Plan in the Proposition 405 all-mail election ending May 15, according to unofficial results. A total of 3,086 (84 percent) voted yes and 603 (16 percent) voted no, according to results last updated at 8:02 p.m. May 15 on the Maricopa County recorder’s website. A total of 3,697 ballots […]

Arizona’s political parties to retain ballot status in 2018, according to Reagan’s office

Secretary of State Michele Reagan formally announced Feb. 1 that the Arizona Democratic, Libertarian and Republican parties have retained their status as “continuously represented” political parties in Arizona. The designation entitles those parties to automatically appear on the 2018 general election ballot for federal, state and legislative elections. The Arizona Green Party, still considered a […]

Council candidate packets available at Town Clerk’s Office

Deadline to register to vote in the Aug. 28 primary election is July 30   Candidate packets for Queen Creek’s Aug. 28 primary election  and Nov. 6 general elections are now available from the Queen Creek Town Clerk’s office, 22358 S. Ellsworth Road. The offices of three council members and mayor will be on the […]

Opinion: Why Arizona should have an Independent-party governor

I, like other middle-class citizens of Arizona have been abandoned by the Republican and Democratic establishments. The average citizen on the street is hurting and sees little prospect of improvement in their quality of life, their financial futures or the financial ability to educate their children. Meanwhile, the partisan politicians have proven that they have […]

Incumbents, newcomers pick up packets to run for Queen Creek Town Council

Editor’s note: Emilena Turley’s photo was not published in the print version of this story. The Queen Creek Independent apologizes for the mistake. All the candidates’ photos are included below. Also, Michelle Griffin-Corray has notified the Queen Creek Town Clerk’s office that she is not running for office, as previously reported.     Six people […]

Today is deadline to return ballots by mail

The deadline for eligible voters to return ballots via mail is today, Nov. 1. Maricopa County voters in 26 participating jurisdictions were mailed a ballot on Oct. 11 and can return their ballots in person until 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 7, according to a press release from the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office and Elections Department. Plan […]