Joe Hart


Republican politician who served as the 11th State Mine Inspector of Arizona (2007–2021) and as a member of the Arizona House of Representatives representing Arizona's 2nd Legislative District (1992–2001).
Lives Are At Stake
"Video from the Manuel Cruz campaign for Arizona Mine Inspector. This video explains how Joe Hart was never qualified for this critical safety position and then had the law changed to make up for his lack of qualifications."
Oct. 9, 2010
Joe Hart: “We Don’t Make Any Huge Fines To People Who Have Infractions, We’re Not Punitive”
"Joe Hart works for lobbyists and mining executives, not miners or the public.  He says so himself."
Oct. 4, 2010

"PHOENIX, AZ - October 4, 2010 - Last Friday incumbent state mine inspector Joe Hart told Arizona Daily Star reporter Tim Steller that he is an “advocate for mining”.  


Hart also told the Star that he saw no conflict in being a cheerleader for the proposed Rosemont mine while serving as mine inspector and that he does not believe in fining for safety infractions.

Hart has received thousands in contributions from lobbyists and mining company executives for his reelection campaign.
“It’s difficult to be objective to the job when you have a close relationship with mining executives, when they are contributing to your campaign,” said Manuel Cruz, candidate for Arizona State Mine Inspector.  “And it’s pretty clear that Mr. Hart isn’t capable of it.  Mining is an extremely dangerous profession, as we know from recent tragedies in West Virginia and Chile.  For the state mine inspector, the safety of mine workers and the public comes before anything else.”
Joe Hart should seek employment as a lobbyist for mining companies if he’s not interested in being impartial in carrying out the important duties of mine inspector."
Arizona State Legislative Election 1998 National Political Awareness Test
Position Sought: State Representative LD-2
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