Developer Special Interests in Oro Valley Elections

Developers and Realtors have donated over $84,000 to Sharp and team in a bid to influence the Oro Valley Town Council election.

Updated as of July 29, 2022

Many supporters have asked me who is behind Sharp’s negative, untruthful mailers they keep receiving. The short answer is Sharp, who, after losing our debate, has decided to smear me personally and denigrate the accomplishments of our team.

On July 18, the second quarter campaign finance reports came out. We learned that Sharp has received $19,000 from HSL employees, family members and family trusts that are OUTSIDE of Oro Valley. Sharp also received $5,000 from the Arizona Realtors Association in Phoenix. They seek to control our Town by using Sharp and the challengers to return to runaway, out-of-control real-estate development.

To change the majority, HSL Properties, a part owner of the OV Marketplace development, needs to replace two council members. They donated another $19,000 to candidate Bill Rodman, and $13,000 to Joe Erceg. Hurt’s filing was incomplete, but adds $2,000 more. Hurt amended his report to show another $14,000 from HSL. Adding it up, HSL has donated $69,000 so far and The Realtors’ PAC $17,000 in an effort to change our council to one they can control.

HSL stands to make millions more if we are voted out and a Sharp majority approves the requested 5 & 6 story apartments at OV Marketplace that was rejected by the current council.

We have pledged to not accept donations from developers, so we can represent you–Oro Valley residents. You decide how Oro Valley grows.

Continue to love where you live, keep Oro Valley beautiful and vote for me, Mayor Joe Winfield, with Vice-Mayor Melanie Barrett, and Councilmembers Joyce Jones-Ivey & Josh Nicolson

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