LaWall Announces Retirement Plans, Will Not Seek Another Term

Congressman Raul Grijalva with old friend Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall

TUCSON — Last month, County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez announced that she would not seek another term and on Friday Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall announced her retirement, which will be at the end of her 6th term, December 31, 2020.

“I want to thank the voters of Pima County who have repeatedly put their faith in me and elected me to office six times. Serving the people of Pima County as County Attorney is an absolute privilege and has been the highest honor of my life,” said Barbara LaWall in a statement released on Friday.

LaWall’s tenure was marked by a scandal involving the misspending of RICO funds by Sheriff’s Office personnel.

One Pima County politico questioned whether the announcements of LaWall and Rodriguez along with recently retired Deputy County Administrator Tom Burke signaled that the “rats are finally jumping from the sinking ship.”

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