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Toni Hellon will fight for another term as Clerk of the Superior Court

Gary Harrison and Toni Hellon
Gary Harrison and Toni Hellon

While most county officials won't be up for re-election until 2020, one major race is up for grabs this year: Clerk of the Superior Court.

Toni Hellon, a former Republican state senator who has served as Pima County's Clerk of the Superior Court since 2013, is running for re-election against Democrat Gary Harrison. She said she wants another four years to see her hard work come to fruition.

"I suppose you always want to complete the things you've started, but I think you never can," Hellon said. "I've been around business and politics long enough to know that when you leave there is always going to be things that are unfinished. It's just the way it is, but we're making good progress and I'm excited about that."

Harrison worked in the Clerk's office as a division director for 30 years until he retired this past January. He decided to launch a campaign for Hellon's position in hopes of coming back and shaking things up.

"I'm probably the most informed person about that office that you can find anywhere, even more than the current clerk," Harrison said. "I've worked under three clerks and there are some things that I kind of left undone and that I would like to see put forth, and I know that's not going to happen unless I'm there to do it."

—Kathleen Kunz

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