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PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
January 19, 2006
For more information, contact Jim Drake at (602) 542-0681

Sec. of State Brewer Begins Process to fill Clean Elections Vacancy

Potential Candidates for New Commissioners Must Meet Strict Criteria

PHOENIX -- Secretary of State Jan Brewer is looking for applicants to appoint as Clean Election Commissioner to fill the recent vacancy left by Commissioner Tracey Bardorf who recently resigned. Upon appointment, the candidate will be expected to fill the position immediately, with the term expiring on January 31, 2009.

“Qualified candidates must not only meet the listed criteria in statute, but should also demonstrate their integrity, fairness and loyalty of service toward the Arizona political process,” stated Secretary Brewer.

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.

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., Tuesday, January 31, 2006.

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

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