PHOENIX, Ariz. - Joe Arpaio's sixth term as Maricopa County Sheriff will be his last. The Sheriff lost his re-election bid after serving 24 years in office.
The pictures in his office are coming down, the boxes are filling up. After 24 years, the Sheriff Joe Arpaio era is ending.
"13 times I have run, including the primary. Now it is 14 times and it is the only time that I have lost," said Arpaio.
The Sheriff, who has enjoyed many easy victories, lost to former Phoenix Police Sergeant Paul Penzone by a 10 point margin.
"It was a great ride. I have nothing to hide. When I go home and I look in the mirror, I have nothing to hide. I am very proud. I have a great wife and kids, grandkids," said Arpaio.
A Federal criminal contempt of court charge certainly didn't help the sheriff. Neither did a large mobilization of Latino voters -- a group that vowed to defeat the sheriff after his controversial immigration policies.
"I have tried to reach out to them four years ago in my speech. I have a special unit to do that and evidently, I have become their trophy and they want to take this guy down," he said. "There were a lot of forces against most of it from outside of this office. So I was fighting a tough battle."
What's next for the 84-year-old? Could he be part of a Donald Trump administration?
"I don't go around soliciting jobs. I am not going around looking for a job after this. No. I am up there as a senior citizen, but when a president calls you, it would be hard to turn him down if he wanted my help."
As he wraps up his sixth term, Arpaio says he has few, if any regrets.
"It was a great run and I am proud of a couple of things that can go on my tombstone," he said. "Probably the longest serving in the history of Maricopa County and I did it my way."
The Sheriff leaves office at the end of the year and in early January, Penzone is expected to be sworn in.