Arellano Expected To Enter CD3 Race Against Grijalva

Sergio Arellano

Sergio Arellano is expected to announces his plans for entering the Congressional District 3 (CD3) race. The southern Arizona native was drafted to challenge Congressman Grijalva by fellow veterans “who have actively been promoting him online and on social media,” according to the

Arellano, an Army veteran, who currently serves area residents in southern Arizona as a liaison for Pima County Supervisor Steve Christy, has spent his entire adult life in public service.

In his campaign to draft Arellano, Army Specialist (ret.) Alexis Jacquez Gamez said, “The people of southern Arizona deserve a strong leader, who understands what it takes to fight in the trenches. Sergio was an infantryman just like I was, and he knows what it’s like to take the oath. He knows what it means to stand up for the Constitution. To protect and defend something valuable. He won’t be afraid to take on tough topics and special interests. He will not disappear, like others have, if he should run and win.”

Gamez appeared on the James T. Harris radio show on Monday to discuss his draft Arellano campaign. When Harris asked Gamez why he started the campaign, Gamez responded, “I started it for the same reason I joined the military – I love this country.”

Gamez described Arellano as “a natural leader.”

Gamez,  who was severely injured in 2011 while serving in Iraq as part of the Global War on Terrorism, discussed Grijalva’s support for Code Pink and its support for Hamas. “It’s time we take out the trash,” said Gomez referring to Grijalva. “Grijalva is a career politician, who is been doing this for years.”

“We infantrymen – when we enlist,” said Gamez, “we take a oath to protect and defend the Constitution. I do solemnly swear that I will protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against enemies both foreign and domestic. That is the same oath a congressman takes and obviously Raul Grijalva has forgotten that oath.”

“Currently, CD3 residents are represented by Congressman Raul Grijalva (D) who has served in Congress for seven terms so far and is considered a powerful figure for the Democratic Establishment in Tucson and Pima County. Grijalva first earned his political stripes as a member of the TUSD Governing Board and then moved on to the Pima County Board of Supervisors before getting elected to Congress. Known for his radical leftist views and his ruthless intolerance for dissent among his own, Grijalva has also been shrouded in scandal but that scandal has never been able to pry victory from his grasp,” repoted the


  1. He has an impressive resume but I am unfamiliar with his values. Hopefully he will expand his website to detail his position on specific issues. Otherwise, all I see is a bunch of titles he’s held but I still feel I know nothing about how he would vote on the issues I care about the most. That said, he already sounds like a far more suitable candidate than Grijalva.

  2. If Ruth McClung had been given the support from the GOP that they instead wasted on the likes of John McCain (who didn`t really need it,) she could have beaten Grijalva in 2010, even with her extremely limited campaigning skills. McClung`s achievement was down to little more than grit and hard work and she earned the respect of many in the the Tea Party and even the establishment GOP, by coming so close to beating the Grijalva machine. Sergio Arellano is a much more experienced candidate, having done a good job in 2016 to help AZ stay red, or blue, whichever the childish media color code for our two main parties is at this time. Sergio is also gaining much practical experience in the fine job he is reportedly doing for Pima County Supervisor Steve Christy. It will be refreshing to have a choice between a truly nice, intelligent young man who actually put his life on the line for our country as a solder in the U. S. Army and who, given his age and lack of negative personal baggage, will be looking to the future as he campaigns to represent us in CD3, instead of being preoccupied as candidate Grijalva will be with answering for a corrupt political machine and his own personal foibles, such as being the only elected official in Arizona (in 2010) to call for a boycott of Arizona businesses, workers and families as punishment for we know not what. It is time for the GOP to play it smart and rally around Mr. Arellano, an excellent candidate for the future who represents the best of Arizona today.

  3. Grijalva has not changed in the last 40 years. Neither have the election results. Is it really the voters that are the problem?

    Best wishes on your campaign, sir. We need change.

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