Ray Carroll has spent much of his adult life serving the Pima County community. In his Thursday (Sept. 17) talk at the Arizona Senior Academy, he will discuss, among other topics, bonds, Colossal Cave, and roads.
In 1997, Carroll was appointed District 4 Supervisor by the 5-member Pima County Board of Supervisors. Serving as a Republican, he was elected to the position in 1998. Subsequently, he was re-elected in 2000, 2004 and 2008 without opposition.
Now in his fifth term on the county legislative body, he has established a reputation among his constituents for advocating open, transparent county decision-making based upon the very lowest taxes consistent with responsible government.
District 4 contains some of the most spectacular mountain and desert scenery in Arizona, and Carroll has become a nationally recognized leader in environmental protection efforts. He is an Arizona charter member of the national Republicans for Environment Protection organization. He was an original supporter of Pima County’s renowned Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan, and has been an effective defender and supporter of the mountains, canyons and deserts of District 4.
Carroll has been the recipient of many prestigious awards over the years. Some of the more recent accolades include: the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Public Service, presented in 2007 at a ceremony in San Francisco; the Hero of the Taxpayer Award, presented in 2007 by the Arizona Federation of Taxpayers; the Sky Island Alliance Award for Public Service, presented in 2008 for his leadership in opposing the proposed Rosemont Mine; and, the Governor Howard Pyle Award, presented in 2009 in Phoenix by the Republican Party of Arizona for his political leadership in southern Arizona.
Carroll and his wife, Ann, have three children and three dogs.
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