For Immediate Release
December 28, 2005
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 would extend the nomination process to appoint the next Clean Election Commissioner by two additional weeks. Due to the holiday season, the Secretary of State decided to lengthen the nomination process to give people additional time to turn in their applications. The term for this seat is scheduled to begin on February 1, 2006 and expire on January 31, 2011.
“I am committed to finding 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 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 mailed or hand delivered to the Secretary of State office at the following address by January 13th, 2006 by 2:00 pm.
Secretary of State Jan Brewer