Arizona Secretary of State - Ken Bennett


 
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2011 Photo Gallery Commissioners sworn in ~ Arizona Independent and Redistricting Commission

Swearing in part of open meeting
Arizona Independent & Redistricting Commission (AIRC) members being sworn in by Sec. of State Ken Bennett (middle), include (left to right), Richard Sterez, Scott Freeman, Jose Herrera and Linda McNulty. A public meeting for AIRC was conducted on Feb. 24, 2011, in the historic Supreme Court in the 1938 edition of the State Capitol to determine a fifth member of the committee who will serve as commissioner. Interviews of potential commissioners lasted late into the afternoon with another public meeting slated for Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

 

 

Sec. Bennett attests to loyalty oaths.

(Above) Sec. Bennett attests to the loyalty oaths taken by the newly sworn in commmissioners.
This is the second time the AIRC has been formed since being created by Proposition 106 in 2000.
Sec. of State Ken Bennett served as honorary chair of the meeting under the Arizona Constitution which states,
"AT A MEETING CALLED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE,
THE FOUR INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMISSION MEMBERS
SHALL SELECT BY MAJORITY VOTE FROM THE NOMINATION
POOL A FIFTH MEMBER WHO SHALL NOT BE
REGISTERED WITH ANY PARTY ALREADY REPRESENTED ON
THE INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMISSION AND WHO
SHALL SERVE AS CHAIR. IF THE FOUR COMMISSIONERS FAIL
TO APPOINT A FIFTH MEMBER WITHIN FIFTEEN DAYS, THE
COMMISSION ON APPELLATE COURT APPOINTMENTS OR ITS
DESIGNEE, STRIVING FOR POLITICAL BALANCE AND FAIRNESS,
SHALL APPOINT A FIFTH MEMBER FROM THE NOMINATION
POOL, WHO SHALL SERVE AS CHAIR."

 

 

 

© 2011 Photos by Scott Cancelosi, Arizona Secretary of State's Office