Your guide to the issues facing East Valley voters on Nov. 2
Arizona voters will decide a number of ballot measures when they go to the polls on Nov. 2.
The East Valley's legislative races include several shoo-ins and an underdog challenge to Sen. Russell Pearce, the Mesa Republican who authored Arizona's polarizing immigration law.
Gov. Jan Brewer's large lead over Democrat Terry Goddard is eroding in the final weeks of a campaign that once looked like a runaway victory for the Republican incumbent.
In an election cycle most analysts expect to be kind to Republicans, the Democrats' best shot at winning a statewide race could be for attorney general.
David Schweikert remembers knocking on doors in Arizona's Fifth Congressional District in 2008, saying that, in some cases, the conversation abruptly ceased when he revealed that he was the Republican nominee for the seat.
Three East Valley school districts are seeking bond project approval from voters during the Nov. 2 election.
Mesa is asking voters to approve $202.1 million in utility bonds to maintain the city's aging pipes and electrical system.
Mesa and Chandler are asking voters to approve a home rule override on Nov. 2 to prevent the cities from slashing municipal services and programs.
The Mesa HoHoKams set out in 1951 to lure a baseball team to the city for spring training, and in just one year the civic organization snagged the Chicago Cubs.
Two candidates are seeking the lone open position on the Maricopa County Community College District governing board.
It's been a year of transitions in the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, but the Nov. 2 general election will soon settle that.
Their names may not be as familiar as those in top political jobs across the Valley, but if you ever come in contact with the justice system, it's likely to involve a constable or justice of the peace.