Sellers to Prioritize Free & Fair Elections, Infrastructure, Housing, Workforce Development, and Budget Solutions
Jack Sellers has been unanimously elected as the new Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. In his “Passing of the Gavel” address, Sellers identified elections, infrastructure, housing, workforce development, and budget transparency as his top focus areas for the year ahead.
“My highest priority in 2024 is to provide our county elections team with the resources and support they need to continue administering lawful, free, and fair elections in March, August, and November,” said Sellers.
As the country prepares for another competitive election cycle in 2024, Sellers believes “the eyes of the free world will once again be focused on Maricopa County,” making collaboration and unity among county departments more important than ever before.
He invited the public to support upcoming elections by signing up to become a poll worker, early ballot processor, truck driver, or volunteer at GetInvolved.Maricopa.Vote.
Beyond elections, Chairman Sellers is prioritizing the expansion of Arizona’s economy by “developing critical infrastructure that is needed for our future success”. This includes planning and investing in roads and transportation systems, broadband, and water supplies.
Taking steps to address our housing insecurity is also a priority. “I’d invite community members to have empathy and a clear understanding of who is suffering during this housing crisis,” said Sellers. “It is our teachers, our veterans, and more and more, our elderly population. I can assure you that I will continue to support the County’s efforts to meet the housing needs of our community.”
While the County has already invested in affordable housing, Chairman Sellers says that workforce development must also be prioritized. He is committed to not only connecting job seekers with fulfilling careers, but also equipping employers with a qualified workforce to support Arizona’s growing economy.
“In the coming year, we will continue to deploy resources to educate and train our residents for the jobs that can lead to a meaningful career and provide a livable wage,” pledged Sellers.
Finally, the Chairman announced the formation of a Public Safety Funding Citizen’s Committee to “look at long-term funding options for our public safety and criminal justice system” and ensure transparency and excellent value for taxpayers.
“Being mindful that the State is facing revenue shortfalls, we must be vigilant to ensure that their budget solutions don’t adversely impact our county services,” stated Sellers. “I will be working closely with elected leaders and department heads in the coming months to craft a countywide budget that is impactful, efficient, conservative, and laser-focused on countywide strategic priorities, not pet projects.”
Jack Sellers has served on the Board of Supervisors, representing District 1, since his appointment in February 2019, and previously served as Chairman in 2021. He now succeeds Clint Hickman as Chairman.
Full Chairman's Speech
Watch Jack Sellers, District 1, discuss his priorities as Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.