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Ajo Copper News, July 13, 2022, Page 5 Chiropractor Coming to Bonzai Studio July 27, Aug. 31, Sept. 28 $39/person prepayment online Text +1 (602) 935-0003 for appointments ERIC KRZNARICH Write In Candidate For Constable Primary Election 2022 Paid for by Eric Krznarich I’M ASKING FOR YOUR VOTE TO RE-ELECT JOHN PECK AS YOUR JUSTICE OF THE PEACE For the past eight years I have shown you my dedication and singleminded focus on the job of being an informed, fair, and committed judge for all our communities. I work on behalf of my fellow justices throughout Arizona as president of our statewide association, and interact with judges and courts at all levels, in rural and metro areas, with tribal, magistrate, superior, and appeals courts. At the invitation of the Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, I am one of 12 judges on the Arizona Judicial Council, the policy- making body for the state’s judicial system. In preparation for becoming a judge I studied under a mentor judge for nearly two years, and attended Arizona’s Judicial College – all at my own expense. Each year I receive additional judicial training and updates, and help develop judicial-training programs for other judges. And, of course, there’s the learning I’ve had through more than 13,000 cases that have processed through this court in the decade that I’ve been here. As a judge I am not an advocate for specific issues or causes, whatever my personal feelings. My“advocacy”is about fairness, independence, factual evidence, civility, respect, and the rule of law. This election shouldn’t be about politics, but about experience and proven commitment. The only promise I can make is that I will continue to serve you and all our communities professionally, ethically, and to the very best of my abilities. With my respect and thanks for your support - John Peck EXPERIENCED. INDEPENDENT. FAIR. Paid for by John Peck for JP. VISIT THE WEBSITE AT www.johnpeckforjp.com Constable candidate is a write-in Eric Krznarich wants to be the next constable to serve Ajo Justice Court. While he’s not listed on the 2022 primary ballot, that’s not stopping him. Voters can still elect him by writing him in. He said filing as a write-in can- didate was his only option after missing the April deadline this year to file as a conventional can- didate. He didn’t file before then because he didn’t want to run in opposition to incumbent consta- ble Jose Gonzalez, but when he learned that Gonzalez isn’t run- ning this year, Krznarich took the steps necessary to be considered as a write-in. “If Joey was still running, I wouldn’t be,” he said. No one else had registered by the deadline either. “Someone’s got to step up and do it, and I love this town, and I’ve basically been in public service my entire career.” Krznarich currently is a mem- ber of Ajo’s school board, where he has served as president in years past. He’s also a paramedic at Ajo Ambulance, has coached tee-ball and golf, and served on the Ajo/Gibson Volunteer Fire Department. “I try to keep in- volved with the community,” he said. He plans to keep those commit- Six are running for three seats on school board All six people who filed state- ments of interest to run for the Ajo Unified School District gov- erning board have filed their pe- titions and will be listed on the November general election ballot. Incumbents Rodney Hopkins and Windy Robertson are joined in the candidate field by Marie NaVeaux, Carolyn Rodriguez, David Lesko, and Trish Olsen. There are three seats to fill. The third incumbent, Marcia Duncan, is not running for re-election. The deadline to file petitions was July 11; however, anyone who wants to run as a write-in candi- date has until 5 p.m. on Monday, July 25, to file a write-in candi- date nomination paper with the office of the Pima County School Superintendent. Information can be found at www.schools.pima.gov/elections or by calling 520-724-8451. ments, with constabulary duties working into his existing sched- ule. A chief duty he will have if elected will be to serve legal pa- pers to members of the communi- ty, notices of eviction, or orders of protection, for example. He said his familiarity with the commu- nity will be useful there. “When a constable is delivering papers, that can be a very stressful situation for the individual on the receiv- ing end,” he said. “Sometimes a familiar face might make it a little easier and less confrontational.” Previous constables at Ajo Justice Court have done a great job, Krznarich said, and a goal of his in the position would be to help the public learn more about all the things that the court does and the role the constable plays. “What does the constable do? That’s the number one question I get from the community,” he said. Krznarich said one hurdle would-be voters might need to overcome is the spelling of his name. It has to be spelled correctly on the ballot to count. It’s a popu- lar family name in Croatia, from where his grandfather, then age- seven, emigrated through Ellis Island when Croatia was a part of Yugoslavia. But the spelling may be something his supporters will have to think about in advance to get right. The way voters can indicate support for a write-in candidate is to write the candidate’s name on the empty line provided on the ballot in the section reserved for a given office, then color in the circle next to that line. Both steps are needed to make the vote count. A Facebook post helps you reach people on Facebook. An ad in the Ajo Copper News helps you reach a lot of people who aren’t on Facebook. Ajo Copper News cunews@cunews.info 387-7688