Mohave County politicians to reshuffle next year

Mohave County politicians to reshuffle next year

Borrelli, Senate, Mohave County
Mohave County politicians are expected to change positions in 2024, including Senate Majority Leader Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu City, pictured here. Borrelli and Rep. Leo Biasiucci, R-Lake Havasu City, are term-limited, meaning after their current terms expire they can’t run for their same positions again. (Photo by Camryn Sanchez/Arizona Capitol Times)

Mohave County politicians will reshuffle themselves in 2024, including Senate Majority Leader Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu City, and Rep. Leo Biasiucci, R-Lake Havasu City.

Borrelli wouldn’t definitively confirm that he’s running for Mohave County District Three Supervisor against incumbent Buster Johnson as first rumored by the Kingman Miner, but he said on Thursday, “I’ll let you know when I file my statement of interest.”

Borrelli also formed an exploratory committee to analyze whether he should run, which Johnson said is a common thing for candidates to do before they announce on Jan. 1 of the next year.

Lawmakers aren’t allowed to file nomination papers until their final year, which for Borrelli and Biasiucci is next year.

Three Mohave County Supervisors: Travis Lingenfelter, Johnson and Ron Gould are running for reelection. Gould and Johnson filed their statements of interest, and Lingenfelter hasn’t yet, but he confirmed in an email that he is running again.

District Four Supervisor Jean Bishop’s assistant confirmed that Bishop is retiring. Six people have already filed statements of interest in running for her seat.

The last supervisor from District Two, Hildy Angius, is running for Biasiucci’s current spot in the Arizona House of Representatives. The second Legislative District 30 representative, John Gillette, R-Kingman, is running for reelection.

Gillette said he Angius and Biasiucci have all endorsed one another. Angius is in Bullhead City, so they’re all hoping to represent different parts of the large district. “I am sure we will be at some events together but we’re all running our separate campaigns,” Gillette said today.

Biasiucci filed to run for the Senate seat Borrelli will leave behind, and so far, he’s the only person who’s filed to run for that seat. Borrelli and Biasiucci are term limited so after the end of their terms they can’t run for reelection to their current positions.