Primary Election, August 28, 2018

“Crony capitalism is a term describing an economy in which success in business depends on close relationships between business people and government officials. It may be exhibited by favoritism in the distribution of legal permits, government grants, special tax breaks, or other forms of state interventionism. Crony capitalism is believed to arise when business cronyism and related self-serving behavior by businesses or business people spills over into politics and government, or when self-serving friendships and family ties between businessmen and the government influence the economy and society to the extent that it corrupts public-serving economic and political ideals. Proving Mayor Bunch's Crony Capitalism is this sign at the Roadhouse and an identical sign at the Hideaway.

Don Sorchych, my viewCave Creek Mayor and Council:


Conditionally; Ernie Bunch (6 months to resolve road closure, parking lot use, use of town property for Roadhouse sign or recall!)


Bob Morris
Susan Clancy
Thomas McGuire
David Smith
Ronald Sova
Kathryn Royer

(For good reasons, votes are not for Reg Monachino, Eileen Wright, Paul Diefenderfer and Tom Augherton.)

Candidates for Arizona Government:


Ken Bennett.  Governor Ducey promises to install John McCain’s widow to the Senate, Bennett promises to NOT do that.

Secretary of State
Steve Gaynor

Attorney General
Mark Brnovich

State Treasurer
Kimberly Yee

Superintendent of Public Instruction
Jonathan Gelbart

State Mine Inspector
Joe Hart

Corporation Commissioner
Tom Forese
James O’Conner
(We in Cave Creek know Rodney Glassman, he is a toxic no-vote)

Candidates for State Senator- District 1
Karen Fann

Candidate for State Representative-District 1
Noel Campbell

County Clerk of Superior Court
Jeff Fine


United States Senator
Joe Arpaio (Arpaio’s two opponents totally hate each other. We know that Arpaio will totally support President Trump’s immigration policies.)

Carefree election
Cave Creek residents can’t vote in Carefree. Mayor Les Peterson enjoys support of council by 5 out of 6. The question arises if Mike Ferrar wins, where will his support come from? Currently a near majority of business owners support Ferrar, but like Cave Creek many of them don’t live there.

A debate to watch!