The Maricopa County board of supervisors has selected the citizens panel that will choose the candidates for the Legislative District 4 seat in the Arizona House of Representatives.
The seat became vacant after state Rep. Jesus Rubalcava of Maricopa County resigned, the Maricopa County website reported. Legislative District 4 includes the counties along the southwestern border of Arizona, including parts of Maricopa, Pima, Pinal and Yuma counties.
“LD 4 includes voters in District 4 and 5 here in the county,” Supervisor Steve Gallardo, District 5, in a press release. “We are working together and also including citizens from Yuma County to sit on this panel and help decide who will represent them.”
The panel members include Lenore Stuart of Yuma, Emma Torres of Somerton, Cathy Hozian of Goodyear, Shelle Schlosser of Goodyear, Vic Peterson of Buckeye, Cynthia Del Sol of Goodyear and Mike Melton of Buckeye.
“State law dictates this process and it has to happen quickly,” Supervisor Clint Hickman, District 4, said. “I want thank these seven people for devoting their time and I trust they will send the board a list of qualified candidates.”
After the citizens panel chooses candidates, the board of supervisors will pick one person from the list to become the new state representative.