Sheriff Leon Wilmot seeking re-election in Yuma

Sheriff Leon Wilmot seeking re-election in Yuma

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot said he’s ready to ask the public for their vote once again.

Wilmot has filed his interest and is seeking re-election as Yuma County Sheriff. If he wins during the November 8, 2016 general election this will be Sheriff Wilmot’s second term in office.

“The reason I want to run for sheriff is to continue to provide quality to the community,” said Wilmot.

He said the focus on remaining fiscally aware locally will continue as much of the federal and state financial burden has been placed on counties. Wilmot said he has no interest in leaving Yuma County to seek an office in politics, although he said he will do the “politicking” for elections.

“I will do the politicking part for the election portion, but my bottom line is I want to continue serving our community.”

Wilmot currently serves on a professional level on a long list of other local, state, and national organizations.

“We all play in the same sandbox together and we do it really well, but we do it because we have ownership in this community and that’s the bottom line.”

Yuma County voters can check their voter status at:




7 voting centers


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Neighborhood Center

300 S. 13th Avenue

Yuma Civic Center

1440 W. Desert Hills Drive

Community Christian Church

6480 E. Highway 95

St. John Neumann Catholic Church

11545 E. 40 Street


Somerton Library

240 Canal Street

San Luis

San Luis City Hall – Multi-Use Room

1090 E. Union Street – San  Luis


First Southern Baptist Church of Wellton

11711 Williams Street


About The Author

Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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