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Bill Montgomery (Arizona politician)

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Preceded by  Rick Romley
Profession  Attorney
Political party  Republican
Party  Republican Party
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Alma mater  Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Residence  Gilbert, Arizona, United States
Education  Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

Bill Montgomery, a Republican, is the County Attorney for Maricopa County, Arizona serving since 2010.


Early life

Montgomery is a West Point Graduate and a Gulf War Veteran. He graduated from law school in 2001.

Career highlights

During his first 5 years in office, Montgomery secured 28 death sentences.

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Montgomery is a strong opponent against efforts to legalize marijuana in Arizona, which has been referred to as his "personal jihad." During a debate over Arizona's 2016 Marijiana initiative, Montgomery called a veteran in the crowd "an enemy."

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Montgomery was criticized for spending $40,000 in public money in 2014 to bring ex-FBI agent John Guandolo to phoenix for a one-day training seminar, which was described as anti-Muslim.


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In 2006, after just three years as a prosecutor, Montgomery ran for Arizona Attorney General, losing to incumbent Terry Goddard.

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In the 2010 special election to replace Andrew Thomas who resigned to run for Arizona Attorney General, Montgomery defeated interim county attorney Rick Romley in the Republican Primary. Montgomery went on to defeat Libertarian Michael Kielsky in the general election.

Montgomery won election to a full term in 2012 in a rematch against Kielsky

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In 2016, Montgomery won re-election to a 3rd term against Democrat Diego Rodriguez. A George Soros-funded PAC spent over $1 million in the campaign against Montgomery.


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