Anthony Smith, left, and Pete Rios will head the county board of supervisors.
Beginning Jan. 1, Anthony Smith of Maricopa will be chairman of the Pinal County Board of Supervisors for 2020.
It is the second stint in the chair for Smith, who Republican represents District 4. His current term on the board ends next December, and he has announced he does not intend to seek reelection.
“This upcoming year will be one of building upon the momentum we have already generated these last few years,” Smith said in a statement. “I believe 2020 will see Pinal County and our communities break more records in job growth, share prosperity at all income levels with record low unemployment and increase the quality of life for all.”
The board also selected Pete Rios, a Democrat representing District 1, to be vice-chairman.
“My colleagues continue to be non-partisan on this board as I am,” Rios stated. “I sincerely appreciate their willingness to work as a team for the betterment of all the constituents in Pinal county. Our positive past record on economic development and attracting huge projects and jobs to the county is a result of that. We look forward to a great 2020 and more accomplishments for the people of Pinal County.”