Outside PAC money from special interests groups is quickly finding its way into our local races as early voting begins and the August 30th primary gets closer. Republican voters in Coconino County District 4 recently received a mailer from the mining industry which is spending thousands of dollars in support of candidate Jim Parks. The ads are paid for by ROC PAC, a part of the Arizona Rock Products Association, a mining lobbyist group.
Seeing the mining industry pour so much money into a local Coconino County race leaves many wondering what they expect in return?
Jim Parks is facing Josh Collier on the August 30th primary ballot. Both are vying for the open seat vacated by Democrat Mandy Metzger.
Mailers supporting Jim Parks paid for by the Arizona Rock Products Association, a lobbying group for the mining industry.