John Backer for Supervisor

John Backer for Pima County Supervisor - District 2

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Proven Leadership, Real Results: A Vision for Effective Governance

I'm John Backer, my background includes four college degrees, 30 years of solving complex problems in the technology industry, and 15 years serving law enforcement customers. As an Air Force Veteran and experienced local government servant, I bring a strategic approach to leadership. It's not just about attending and voting at meetings; it's about making informed decisions and delivering real results for our community.

At the core of problem-solving is active listening, a quality I deeply value. Sadly, our current supervisor has repeatedly demonstrated a refusal to listen to the voices of Pima County residents.

John Backer for Supervisor
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I’m running for the board of supervisors because the current board has been playing "board games" with the residents of Pima county - The board has been spending our tax dollars like it is Monopoly money. The board has been keeping our residents in poverty by causing nothing but Trouble for potential employers. The board either doesn’t care or understand the Risk being faced by our residents from crime, fentanyl, and the overwhelming numbers of immigrants. It is time to elect me to serve you on the Pima Board of Supervisors and end the Aggravation we have all been experiencing, and rest assured, I will ensure your concerns, ideas, and thoughts are not just acknowledged but truly heard. -


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About John

John Backer was born and raised in a small town in Tennessee and is a lifelong Republican. The Air Force brought him to Tucson on July 4, 1984 to serve as an Aircraft Electrician on the A-10 at Davis-Monthan – later working on F-16s and A-7s at the Arizona National Guard in Tucson. John has spent most of his adult life in the Tucson area. He is married and the father of a blended family of 4 adult daughters and an adult son – John is also a grandfather of 6 ranging in age from 3 months to 13 years.

John has earned four college degrees including a Masters in Information Systems, Bachelors in Business, and two Associates degrees.

John is currently serving our community as:
  • The Chairman of the Town of Sahuarita Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Elected PC – LD19

Previously, John served our community as:
  • An Arizona Republican Party State Committeeman representing LD2 – 2018-2020, and 2020-2022
  • A Pima County Board of Adjustment commissioner for Pima County District 4
  • LD2 3rd vice chair
  • LD2 1st vice chair (for a short time prior to running for County Supervisor)
  • Served on the Town of Sahuarita visioning committee for the Sahuarita Square project
  • Served on the Pima GOP nominations committee in 2018

Additional Community Involvement:
  • Cub Master for pack 328 for 4 years
  • Assistant Cub Master for 1 year
  • Recreation league sports coach for soccer, basketball, and volleyball
  • Junior Achievement – taught elementary students the JA curriculum
  • Habitat for Humanity – volunteered to help build homes
  • Neighborhood Watch Co-Coordinator for 3 years – Madera Highlands
  • HOA advisory committee member for 1 year – Madera Highlands

In addition to running for public office himself twice, he has helped several Republican candidates including his daughter Brianna Hamilton who won a seat on the Flowing Wells School Board. John helped by:
  • conducting data analysis for the campaign
  • participating in flag waves
  • walking neighborhoods
  • leveraging social media
  • participating in events
  • texting voters


John has 30 years of technology experience – including 10 years working at IBM on a World-Wide Visual Analytics Team which helped clients:
  • Fight terrorism
  • Find fraud, waste, and abuse
  • Make sense out of large amounts of data

My customers for the past 15 years have been all levels of law enforcement and intelligence analysts.
For 4.5+ years, I have worked for a Tucson based software company as their Director of Business Development and Client Success. We served law enforcement customers at all levels. John attended law enforcement conferences for years and had many conversations with our heroes in law enforcement at all levels. Here is a partial list of several conferences I've attended - many of them several times...most as recently as last year.

Currently, I work for a company which serves law enforcement and government customers as their Director of Product Innovation. The company tagline is "Helping good guys catch more bad guys"...

I was first licensed as a Realtor in 1992 and lead The Backer Team consisting of real estate agents from Nogales to Tucson and reaching into Phoenix.

Click here to see John's full work history on LinkedIn.

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