Paul Penzone is doing a great job and I am glad to see he is aggressively rooting out racist deputies.
He has not entirely cleaned up Arpaio’s mess yet, so I will be sending him a substantial contribution for another four years in office to finish the cleanup of the MCSO. It will take several more years to completely cleanup up the mess Arpaio left.
I personally know some of the Trump supporters to who he referred. I am, in fact, biologically related to some of those folks. Plenty of people in this part of Pennsylvania that are racist to an extent southerners could not dream of being.
I would also note that I am favoring Penzone, as opposed to any of the non-Arpaio Republican potential candidates, as he has been doing an excellent job of reform and post Arpaio cleanup. I think he is needed for at least 4 more years. By 2024, I will probably be neutral in regards to that race. But a reformer is still needed, so I will support Penzone for 2020.
It used to be that Maricopa County was more conservative leaning as the State of Arizona as a whole. But that is definitely no longer the case. Arpaio has basically a zero percent chance of winning his old job back.