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Mary Rose Garrido Wilcox: 1949—: County Official - Shooting Failed To Sideline Wilcox

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In the long run, the shooting did little to slow Wilcox down. She continued to work as a supervisor and in 2000 was elected to her third four-year term on the Maricopa County board. Interestingly, earlier that same year Wilcox made election history when she cast the first ballot in Arizona's first Internet presidential primary. It was the nation's first such ballot cast in a binding election for public office. Wilcox recorded her vote with a simple click of the computer mouse.

Apart from her responsibilities as county supervisor, Wilcox stays busy at home and through her involvement in a wide variety of civic affairs. She and her husband bought El Sol, a Spanish-language weekly serving the Hispanic community of Greater Phoenix. The newspaper has since been repackaged as the New El Sol and is printed in English, although it continues to target Phoenix's growing Hispanic population. The couple also own and operate El Portal, a Mexican restaurant located near Grant Park in downtown Phoenix.



Carroll's County Directory, Carroll Publishing, 2001.

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Access Control & Security Systems, October 1, 1997.

Arizona Republic, August 17, 1997.

Atlanta Constitution, March 8, 2000.

Phoenix New Times, 1997.


"Mary Rose Garrido Wilcox, Supervisor, District 5," Maricopa.gov, www.Maricopa.gov/dist5/bio.asp (June 20, 2003).

"Mary Rose Wilcox - Biography," Greater Phoenix Economic Council, www.gpec.org/AnnualReport 2001/intro/Bios-Board/wilcoxbio.html (June 20, 2003).

—Don Amerman

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