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William James Fisher, Tucson-Born Attorney, Leads Effort To Unseat Joe Arpaio

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 29: Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio attends the third day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC, which is scheduled to conclude August 30. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 29: Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio attends the third day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC, which is scheduled to conclude August 30. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

When William James Fisher arrived in Phoenix in 1978, the Tucson-born attorney intended to return home someday.

That day still hasn't come.

Just as well, because had Fisher returned to his hometown, he wouldn't be in Phoenix leading one of Arizona's biggest political efforts - to recall Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

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