Justice of the Peace, Prec. 1: Marci Rios
Name: Marci Rios
Office running for: Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1
Political experience: Elected Yuma High School governing board, three appointed positions
Family: Spouse Carolina Rios, son Christian Rios (senior at Yuma Catholic High School)
Please describe your platform?
I stand on being honest, fair and loyal to my commitments
If elected, what is your first priority?
To assess the duties of the position and make an analysis of what is needed
Who do you think is your biggest challenger and why?
What do you think sets you apart from your opponent(s)?
Two-term member of Judicial Performance Review Team for the state of Arizona. Knowledge of federal, state, county and city laws and regulations.
What would you do to achieve more transparency in government, and should government officials be in charge of managing those efforts?
In order to achieve more transparency in government, one needs to be more assertive in seeing that the government bodies that you are dealing with have a full understanding of what your aim is and aggressively pursue your efforts. When it involves law and order enacted by government, it should be controlled or managed by government but at the lowest level to avoid red tape and bring about a timely solution.
Public notices are regarded as one important way for the public to find out what is really happening in government. Newspapers currently not only print public notices but also operate a free, consolidated, online, searchable database. Some people advocate that public notices should be available only on government websites. Do you agree that the Legislature should change the current law to mandate that public notices be available only on government websites?
I disagree with legislation changing the current law as it would take away from the nature of why public notices are published.
What do you think is the biggest challenge right now facing Yumans, and Arizonans?
The downturn in the economy and the challenge to reverse the trend it has taken.
Follow up: What would you do, if elected, to help change that?
Work with others in a team effort to meet the challenges and aggressively plan out strategies that will present a positive outcome.
What is one of your strength? Weaknesses (something you'd like to improve upon)?
Strength = getting the job done, no matter what it takes. Weaknesses = There are none (always spiritually thinking)
What is one thing that you want voters to know?
That I am very interested in the position and committed to performing professionally on the job.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
I have studied the requirements of the position and feel that I meet all the requirements.