Former neo-Nazi running for sheriff in Pinal County
A man once known for leading marches in Phoenix and passing out flyers on behalf of the National Socialist Movement is running for Pinal County Sheriff.
“It’s time for a change and if people want the same thing, then they can have the same thing. I am here to make a difference and make this area safer,” said J.T. Ready during an interview with ABC15 near Casa Grande.
Ready, a former neo-Nazi, ran for Mesa City Council in 2006 and was defeated.
“I had the most Hispanic voters in my corner (during the Mesa campaign) and I hope to do the same now, this is about all the people, not some people,” said Ready.
Ready said he now lives in Pinal County and recently launched his campaign website sheriffready.org .
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center which tracks hate groups in the United States, Ready is a white supremacist and the Anti-Defamation League has expressed concern over Ready’s previous statements and actions.