PHOENIX — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he's definitely seeking a sixth term as the county's top lawman.
Arpaio formally announced his plans on Thursday to seek re-election in November, though he has said repeatedly over the last two years that he will run for sheriff again.
The campaign says Arpaio has raised $6 million in campaign money.
Scottsdale police Lt. Mike Stauffer is challenging Arpaio.
Stauffer is an Independent, while Arpaio is a Republican.
Arpaio has refused recent calls from some of his critics to resign because of allegations that his office racially profiles Latinos and didn't adequately investigate hundreds of sex-crimes cases.