Pima County wants to secede — from Arizona
Pima County the 51st state?
A political committee comprised of a handful of attorneys, including the former chairman of the Pima County Democratic Party, have established a political committee dedicated to helping Southern Arizona secede from the rest of the state.
Start Our State, which is asking other like-minded counties to join the effort, is hoping to put the question before Pima County voters in 2012.
Co-chair Paul Eckerstrom said it’s not a joke and not a political statement. He said the state legislature has gone too far to the right, particularly with a round of measures to challenge federal supremacy.
“This really does border on them saying they don’t want to be part of the Union any longer,” he said. “Well, I want to be part of the United States.”