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Pinal County Recorder Virginia Ross resigned from the position she had held since 2013 to replace County Elections Director David Frisk following issues that arose during the 2022 Arizona primary election. Dana Lewis was appointed by the Board of Directors to fill Ross' former role through Dec. 31, 2024.
"As a Board, we are deeply embarrassed and frustrated by the mistakes that have been made in this primary election," Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeffrey McClure said. "And as such, we are taking immediate steps to ensure the November election runs smoothly, as elections in Pinal County have historically done prior to this primary.
“It is vital that we restore trust with Pinal County voters, and I can assure the community that there is no better leader to take control of our Elections Department than Virginia Ross. As a fellow elected official, I am grateful to Virginia for sacrificing her elected role to answer the needs of Pinal County.”
Prior to being elected as county recorder in 2012, Ross worked for Fortune 100 and 500 corporations Ryder System, Inc. and IBM as a certified project manager, telecommunications manager and senior contract negotiator.
“Having been the Recorder for Pinal County since 2013, this primary election has been a stinging experience for us all,” Ross said. “I look forward to involving all stakeholders in Pinal County as we work together to finish this primary election, before immediately turning our attention to the November election. I also want to take this opportunity to publicly thank my staff in the Recorder’s Office, who have provided me such stellar support since I took office in 2013.”