Redistricting commission will meet to choose independent chair

The four partisan members of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will hold their first meeting on Thursday, and their first order of business will likely be the most important decision they’ll ever make: choosing a chair who will decide the shape of state politics for the next decade.

Judge dismisses Dem lawsuit challenging independent redistricting candidates

Democratic legislative leaders’ lawsuit to disqualify two of the five finalists for independent chair of the state’s next redistricting commission fell flat after a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled that the disputed applicants didn’t violate the criteria set out in the Arizona Constitution.

Former Navajo gaming official is fourth redistricting commissioner

The four partisan members of the next Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission are set after Senate Minority Leader David Bradley chose Derrick Watchman, the former head of Navajo Nation’s gaming operations who now runs a banking and finance advisory company, as the panel’s second Democrat.

Fann picks Maricopa County businessman as second Republican for redistricting commission

Senate President Karen Fann selected Douglas York, who runs an irrigation and landscape supply company in Phoenix, as the second Republican and third overall member of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.

First Democrat named to Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission The selection by Rep. Charlene Fernandez came hours after a lawsuit...

House Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez has selected Shereen Lerner, an anthropology and archaeology professor at Mesa Community College, as the first Democratic member of the next Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.

Judge to hear arguments on halting redistricting selection process

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge will hear arguments Thursday morning over whether to temporarily halt the selection process for the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission during a lawsuit seeking to disqualify two finalists for the panel.

Democrats sue to remove two independents from list of AIRC finalists

Legislative Democrats are suing to remove two applicants from the list of independent finalists for the next redistricting commission, arguing that one is disqualified because he’s registered as a lobbyist while the other should be removed because he’s not a true independent.

Bowers picks Tucson developer as first redistricting commissioner The move kicks off the selection process far earlier than in...

House Speaker Rusty Bowers has selected the first member of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, choosing David Mehl, a southern Arizona developer, as the first of two Republican commissioners.

Arizona GOP warns against Republican redistricting applicant

The Arizona Republican Party is urging GOP leadership in the legislature to steer clear of one particular candidate for the state’s redistricting commission.

Flower shop owner replaces history teacher as redistricting panel finalist

The owner of a luxury floral boutique in Scottsdale will be the fifth finalist for independent chair of Arizona’s next redistricting commission after a previous finalist withdrew from contention.
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