The three-way race for a District 5 seat on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is winding down, but the candidates are not.
Campaign activity is bustling with volunteers making phone calls, knocking on doors and picking up early ballots.
Steve Gallardo, a former state senator who left his post initially to run for Arizona's 7th Congressional District (CD7) and opted instead to run for supervisor, is running against fellow Democrat Michael Johnson, a longtime leader in the African-American community. Johnson has served on the Phoenix City Council for 12 years.
Marie Lopez Rogers, also a Democrat and the former mayor of Avondale, is also in the race and was unanimously appointed to fill the vacancy on the Board of Supervisors when Mary Rose Wilcox resigned to run for Congress.