Denny Barney is a sixth generation native of Arizona and lives in Gilbert with his wife Nichole, and their four children. He has a strong business background and is a principal in ARCUS Private Capital Solutions, a specialized realty investment and finance company. He studied political science in college with a degree in International Relations and a minor in Japanese. Denny also has a law degree from ASU and is admitted to practice law in the state of Arizona.
Barney was elected to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in 2012 and served as board chairman in 2014 and 2017. As supervisor, his priorities have been finding creative solutions to address the demands of the fastest growing county in the nation, seeking ways to reduce inmate recidivism, improving regulatory processes and customer service, and collaboratively addressing regional homelessness.
Denny currently represents the Board of Supervisors on the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Board of Directors and the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Regional Council. His previous Maricopa County experience includes serving as a Planning and Zoning Commissioner and as a member of the Board of Health.
In addition to his business and political endeavors, Denny serves on the Advisory Board for ASU’s Morrison Institute of Public Policy and on the Mesa United Way Board of Directors, including serving as a past chairman for their annual campaign. He is an Ex-Officio Director of the East Valley Partnership and a former member of Greater Phoenix Leadership. He is also a Past President of the Mesa Baseline Rotary club and has served on the boards of the United Food Bank, Arizona board of American Indian Services, Commission on Excellence in Education and various Banner Health Advisory boards.