PHOENIX -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio formally announced his campaign Thursday for another term as Sheriff of Maricopa County.
"It is an honor and a privilege to serve as Sheriff of Maricopa County. I am running for a sixth term and will continue to protect the citizens of Maricopa County by enforcing all the laws," Arpaio said in a release.
The Sheriff had considered seeking another office, such as the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Senator Jon Kyl, but determined there was still much work to be done as sheriff.
Even with the recent criticism Arpaio remains committed to serving as Sheriff.
Through the end of 2011 he had raised a record $6 million for a sixth four-year term as Sheriff of Arizona's most populous county.