For Immediate Release
December 7, 2007
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 Commissioner 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, 2008 and expire on January 31, 2013.
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.
In filling this vacancy, there is no statutory limitation to political party affiliation, or restriction of Arizona county residency. The candidates for Commissioner must meet the following criteria per Arizona Revised Statute:
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 received by the Secretary of State office at the following address by January 4, 2008, by 2:00 pm.
Secretary of State Jan Brewer