For Immediate Release
March 31, 2006
For more information, contact Jim Drake at (602) 542-0681
Sec. of State Brewer Extends Appointment Process for Clean Elections Seat
Potential candidates for new Commissioner must meet strict criteria
PHOENIX -- Secretary of State Jan Brewer today announced she is extending the nomination process to appoint the next Clean Election Commissioner. Upon appointment, the candidate will be expected to fill the position immediately, with the term expiring on January 31, 2011.
Applicants will be considered to fill the recent vacancy left by Flagstaff Republican Clark R. Dierks. Commissioner Dierks was appointed to the commission in January, but resigned on March 8 due to health reasons.
“Potential candidates must meet strict criteria as listed in state statute,” 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:
To apply, forms and other related materials are available from the Secretary of State's office by calling (602) 542-0681. Information and applications are also available at the Secretary of State's Web site at www.azsos.gov. Click on the “Office of the Secretary” link. Applications and related material should be postmarked or hand delivered to the Secretary of State office by 2 p.m., Thursday, April 6, 2006.
Secretary of State Jan Brewer