ARIZONA ELECTION

Sheriff Joe Arpaio to speak at VP pick Mike Pence’s town hall event in Phoenix

Aug 1, 2016, 12:50 PM | Updated: 2:22 pm

FILE - In this Thursday, July 21, 2016, file photo, Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio spea...

FILE - In this Thursday, July 21, 2016, file photo, Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

PHOENIX — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will speak at a town hall event hosted by Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence on Tuesday.

The sheriff announced that he would be speaking on a day prior to the Tuesday event, which is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump picked Pence to be his running mate earlier this month, just days before the party’s convention kicked off in Cleveland.

Arpaio, a longtime supporter of Trump, spoke on his behalf at the convention.

“I have spent 55 years in law enforcement,” Arpaio told delegates and attendees. “Fifty-five years, I’ve always regarded my work [and] missions critical, but my most important mission has just begun to help elect Donald Trump president of the United States. The stakes are high. We need a strong leader who will stand up for America and put the interests of her citizens first.”

During his speech, Arpaio called Trump a leader who would crack down on illegal immigration.

“He produces results and is the only candidate for president ready to get tough in order to protect Americans. I have fought on the front line to prevent illegal immigration, and I know Donald Trump will stand with me and other proud Americans to secure our border. Donald Trump will build the wall.”

The assistant for former Gov. Jan Brewer said she will also speak at the event.

Pence will visit Tucson prior to the Phoenix town hall.

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio to speak at VP pick Mike Pence’s town hall event in Phoenix