SERVING ARIZONA with INTEGRITY and JUSTICE

HASSAYAMPA CONSTABLE
 

Two Minutes About Constable Scott Blake . . .

I am married to Danielle Price Blake and have six children. Padraic, Gearoid, Makayla, Hunter, Boden and Declan. I also have two grandchildren; AJ and Hensley.

In 1982, I earned the rank of Eagle Scout. I have been a merit badge counselor for the Boy Scouts of America. I have participated in the local Cub Scout program for many years and I have especially liked working with my sons making pinewood derby cars and racing them. In 1985, I graduated with honors from Batavia High School. In 1991, I graduated with an electrical degree. In 1993, I started my own carpet cleaning business. I have employees who operate my business while I am attending to my duties as Constable. Over the years, I have l volunteered with many non profit organizations. In past years I have served in the City of Surprise with Pride Day. Pride Day is where citizens gather together to work within the City of Surprise to improve neighborhoods. I have been a house captain and a block captain during these events. Over the past 30 years I have served in my local religious organization in many capacities.

I have lived in the west valley since I moved here in 1990. I have lived in my precinct for 20 years. I am a Republican. However Constables can’t set any policy and serve all political parties with equality. I want you to know I support the Constitution of the United States of America, and I protect and defend the 2nd amendment. When I was younger, I can recall my grandfather explaining the difference in the two political parties. He asked me which I thought I was more interested in. When I told him that I would be a Republican his response was, just like your dad. It was much later that I learned that my grandfather was a Democrat, and that he strongly encouraged me to get involved in my community. My grandfather, Walter Blake, served in politics and so has my father, Jeff Blake. I would like to encourage everyone to participate in politics, no matter what your political affiliation.

The Hassayampa Justice Precinct covers Gladden, Aguila, Wickenburg, Morristown, Wittmann, Surprise, Sun City, Sun City West, as well as parts of Buckeye, Peoria, & El Mirage.

Simple Ideas, Profound Truths

I am reminded of an experience Dieter F. Uchtdorf shared, "Many years ago in church in Germany, a group of brethren was asked to move a grand piano from the chapel to the adjoining cultural hall, where it was needed for a musical event. None were professional movers, and the task of getting that gravity-friendly instrument through the chapel and into the cultural hall seemed nearly impossible. Everybody knew that this task required not only physical strength but also careful coordination. There were plenty of ideas, but not one could keep the piano balanced correctly. They repositioned the brethren by strength, height, and age over and over again—nothing worked.

As they stood around the piano, uncertain of what to do next, one of the men spoke up. He said, “Brethren, stand close together and lift where you stand.”

It seemed too simple. Nevertheless, each lifted where he stood, and the piano rose from the ground and moved into the cultural hall as if on its own power. That was the answer to the challenge. They merely needed to stand close together and lift where they stood."

I have often thought of this simple idea and have been impressed by its profound truth. Everyone can get involved in politics. If this means you vote, get out and vote. Maybe for some you could encourage other Republicans to get out and vote. Possibly for others it could mean that you run for a political office. Whatever you are comfortable with, just “DO IT”. Remember Republicans, “STAND CLOSE TOGETHER AND LIFT WHERE YOU STAND!”

I would encourage all to become a permanent early voter. It's convenient and easy, making you more likely to participate in the electoral process.

Your overwhelming encouragement and well wishes have energized me, my family, and my campaign volunteers. When you fill out your ballot, I ask you to consider carefully all the candidates for Hassayampa Precinct Constable and ask you to place your trust in me. I ask for your vote because I believe I am the most qualified candidate for the job, and the best candidate to serve you with integrity and professionalism. I bring with me 25 years of owning my own business, and a commitment to our community with leadership, integrity and accountability. Thank you for your vote. Scott C. Blake.

Teaching Cub Scouts Citizenship in the Community

Teaching gun safety at school

Taking care of pets left behind

Working with MCSO Animal Crimes Unit

I collected over a thousand signatures to get on the ballot, riding my electric scooter in 2014

JUSTICE and MERCY ...

I believe that in everything that I do "JUSTICE" and "MERCY" must both be considered and applied.  "JUSTICE" can't rob "MERCY" nor can "MERCY" rob "JUSTICE".  Let me explain.  If I am executing a Writ of Restitution, (eviction) "JUSTICE" must happen.  In other words the property that is being rented to an individual and not paid for must be returned to the Plaintiff who was awarded the Writ of Restitution.  The defendant usually has 15 minutes to gather some personal belongings, then the individual must leave the house, and the locks are changed.  The Defendant has up to 14 days after that to return to the rental home and gather the rest of their personal belongings.  However, I have found on several occasions in the case of a single parent, and a pet or two, that 15 minutes is not enough time to gather necessary items for them all.  More time given, in this case, for the individual to gather their family items together and then leave the home allows "MERCY" to be applied as well.  The Plaintiff receives "JUSTICE" in the form of restitution of their property and the Defendant receives "MERCY" in the form of more time to leave the home.