Former Pima County Sheriff Nanos ready for rematch against Napier

Announces plans to run in 2020

Former Pima County Sheriff Nanos ready for rematch against Napier
Chris Nanos (Source: KOLD News 13)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Former Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos has announced he’s interested in having the job again.

Nanos said in a Facebook post that he will file the necessary paperwork in Tucson on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

Nanos said he has received several supportive calls from employees in the Sheriff’s Department after Sheriff Mark Napier got a vote of no confidence from the Pima County Deputy Sheriff’s Associate.

Napier responded to the vote by saying he “feels it’s a small percentage of the 1,500 people" who make up the county sheriff’s workforce. The union did not say how many deputies participated.

Nanos, who was appointed to replace longtime Sheriff Clarence Dupnik by the Pima County Board of Supervisors in August 2015, retired after losing an election to Napier in November 2016.

He joined the department in 1984 as a corrections officer.

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