The Pima County Board of Supervisors this week appointed Betty Villegas to fill the remainder of Richard Elías' term in District 5. That term expires in December.
Elías, who served as chairman of the board, passed away on March 28. Villegas is a Tucson native and a 23-year Pima County employee, who retired in 2018 as the County’s affordable housing director. She is not among those who filed to run in the 2020 election for the District 5 seat. Villegas assumes her duties immediately.