Joe Arpaio announced on social media Sunday that he will seek another term as sheriff of Maricopa County in 2020. Arpaio previously served as the county’s sheriff for 24 years.
Arpaio noted the date of his announcement, Aug. 25, is the anniversary of the presidential pardon granted by President Trump and his wife’s birthday.
Arpaio, 87, lost the most recent election in 2016 by 13 percentage points, to Democrat Paul Penzone.
In a statement posted via Twitter, Arpaio said, “On this day, August 25, 2019, after consultation and approval from my wife of 61 years, Ava, I have decided to run to be re-elected Sheriff. Watch out world! We are back!”