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PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
November 30, 2005
For more information, contact Jim Drake at (602) 542-0681

Sec. of State Brewer Begins Appointment Process for Clean Elections Seat

Potential Candidates for New Commissioners Must Meet Strict Criteria

PHOENIX – Secretary of State Jan Brewer today announced the start of the nomination process to appoint the next Clean Election Commissioner. The term for this seat is scheduled to begin on February 1, 2006, and expire on January 31, 2011.

“It is my sincere hope that we can find a qualified and responsible candidate who will work hard and provide loyal service on behalf of the citizens of Arizona,” stated Secretary Brewer, “I am very interested in candidates who can bring fairness and consistency to this process.”

The candidates for Commissioner must meet the following criteria per Arizona Revised Statute:

  • Shall not be a member of the Democratic Party;
  • Shall have been registered to vote continuously recorded for at least five years immediately preceding appointment with the same political party or as an independent;
  • Shall be committed to enforcing the Act in an honest, independent and impartial fashion and to seek to uphold public confidence in the integrity of the electoral system;
  • Shall be a qualified elector who has not, in the previous five years in the state, been appointed to, been elected to, or run for any public office, including precinct committeeman, or served as an officer of a political party;
  • No commissioner, during his or her tenure or for three years thereafter, shall seek or hold any other public office, serve as an officer of a political party;
  • No commissioner, during his or her tenure or for three years thereafter, shall seek or hold any other public office, serve as an officer of any political committee, or employ or be employed as a lobbyist.

Qualified individuals who are interested in being appointed to serve on the Commission can get the appropriate forms and application materials directly from the Secretary of State’s office by calling (602) 542-0681, or by e-mail at www.azsos.gov. Applications should be postmarked by December 31, 2005, or hand delivered to the Secretary of State office at the following address by December 30, 2005, by 2:00 pm.

Secretary of State Jan Brewer
Clean Elections Application
1700 W. Washington Street, 7th Floor
Phoenix, Arizona 85007-2888

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION AND INSTRUCTIONS

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