Márquez Peterson has supported the expansion of San Tan Valley’s wastewater treatment plant, and successfully advocated for over $40 million in refunds for customers between Arizona Public Service and Tucson Electric Power during the COVID-19 pandemic. Removed for insufficient signatures. Three Democrats, Two Republicans, write-in candidate advance in Corp Comm primary.

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Reach reporter Ryan Randazzo at ryan.randazzo@arizonarepublic.com or 602-444-4331. Two write-in candidates are also running for a seat on the Commission: Republican Patrick Finerd and Christina Gibson, who has no official party affiliation. Commissioners serve four-year terms and earn about $80,000 annually. There are so many loopholes in it, you could drive a Mack truck through it.".

Contents of this site are © Copyright 2020 The Verde Independent and Western News&Info®, Inc. All rights reserved. Follow him on Twitter @UtilityReporter. The Corporation Commission currently has a 4-1 split in favor of Republicans so if only two Republicans (Marquez Peterson and Sloan) one of the new Democrats will slide in and join Sandra Kennedy in a 3-2 split at a minimum.

Taking a hard stand on a pending case could force Sloan to recuse himself from a vote if he were elected and the issue came before him. Only $5 for 3 months.

According to ABC 15, Sloan served as a chairman for a political action committee formed and funded by Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, the parent company of Arizona Public Service.

O'Connor was alone among the six candidates to say he flatly is "not convinced" humans are causing climate change, and said he supports President Donald Trump's statements from the prior night regarding a desire for clean air and water. Republicans Jim O'Connor, Eric Sloan and Lea Marquez Peterson criticized their plan, arguing that it would cost ratepayers too much money to do. Meanwhile, the Republican candidates have seen only about $100,000 in spending from outside groups to help boost their campaigns. He has more than 20,000. This year's winners will join Republican Justin Olson and Democrat Kennedy on the commission. If she is elected, her campaign website says she will use combating climate change as an economic opportunity, by creating jobs in the shift to renewable energy and working with the private and educational sectors to develop training programs for Arizonans to then fill these jobs.

Not only is Chispa targeting him, but so is a group called Arizonans for Energy Independence.

In addition to a higher renewable energy standard, Stanfield would pursue a more open relationship between the Commission and Arizonans, if elected. Reach the reporters at krquaran@asu.edu and jhorst2@asu.edu and follow @kiaraquaranta and @HorseySeven on Twitter. According to his campaign website, he wants to prevent "radical leftists" from controlling the Commission, as they are "intent on turning Arizona into California.". The money for Democrats has come from two sources: $2 million pledged by the Chispa Arizona PAC, an environmental justice and Latino group affiliated with the League of Conservation Voters; and $4 million from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's political action committee, according to records from the Secretary of State's Office. Sloan also served as the chief of public policy and external affairs at the state Department of Gaming, until he was fired in 2016 for harassing workers, the Arizona Republic reported. "Because the Republicans had a chance to and they didn’t. Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window), Conservative Republicans feared losing voters if economy didn’t reopen in May, A stutterer’s perspective on Gov.

Doug Ducey appointed to the commission in 2019, now must win election to keep her seat. Stanfield has spoken against "utility monopolies" in Arizona using "dark money contributions to buy and elect a majority of the commissioners.". That group, whose source of funding is unclear, has taken out ads that highlight a state report about Sloan when he worked at the Arizona Department of Gaming. "The commissioners decide on clean-energy regulations and utility rates in Arizona." More recently, they have been involved with the partial moratorium on new construction in the Johnson Utilities water and wastewater territory in the far East Valley. Doug Ducey in May 2019 to serve the remainder of Andy Tobin's term, after Tobin was appointed as the director of the state Department of Administration by Ducey. The other candidates did not address the proposed rate increase.

Democrats countered that Republicans have done nothing to expose millions in dark-money political spending by the state's biggest electric company that helped elect its preferred regulators in 2014. Stanfield is a former Cave Creek Town Council member and retired teacher who taught various grades from kindergarten through high school in Scottsdale. Lea created and managed several small businesses in the Tucson area over the last two decades. Contributions Questionnaire Conservative (Conditional) State Races.

I’d like to just move on I guess and focus on policy and getting things done for the state of Arizona.".

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A Republican would need to launch a successful write-in campaign and win at least 6,663 votes in the primary to win the party’s nomination and give the party a full slate of candidates for the general election. Subscribe to azcentral.com today. It wouldn't be a Corporation Commission race without APS playing a central role.

The harassment included singing "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," a song related to slavery, while passing by the desk of a Black worker and "gaslighting" a female co-worker.

Jane Dee Hull in 1999.

The clean-energy groups have given less support to Democrat Shea Stanfield, spending $959,000 to her benefit, and she's seen no independent groups spend money opposing her yet, according to state filings.

She has an extensive background in Arizona politics, serving on the Tolleson City Council as the city’s vice mayor, and in both houses of the State Legislature.

Stanfield said utilities would not increase renewables without a mandate. Democrats Mundell, Tovar and Shea Stanfield all said yes, humans alter the climate, and advocated for increasing the state's renewable energy standard to require utilities to use more solar and wind.

All of the candidates said they would not be influenced by Arizona Public Service Co., the state's biggest electric company, which confirmed last year that it spent millions of dollars through dark-money groups to get its preferred Republicans elected in 2014.

Eric Sloan, candidate for the commission in 2018. TUSK supported two Republican candidates for the commission in 2014, drawing the attention of Arizona Public Service Co., the state's biggest utility.

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Joining Marquez Peterson on the Republican ticket is Eric Sloan, who was fired from the Arizona Department of Gaming for singing slavery-related songs when he passed the desk of Black co-workers, among other harassment claims. Tovar leads in total votes, followed by Mundell and Stanfield, respectively.

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All five candidates seeking a seat on the Arizona Corporation Commission advanced to the November election, as expected, and a Republican write-in candidate will join them.

She served as director of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce until 2018, and quit to run a public affairs firm.

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Otherwise, Republicans would effectively forfeit a seat on the commission to one of the three Democrats also in the running.

She is a supporter of clean energy and pushed to pass a policy that would require state electric utilities to generate 100% of its power using clean energy sources by 2050.

ARIZONA 2020 BALLOT: Voters guide for Nov. 3 general election. The rulings leave Eric Sloan and incumbent Lea Marquez Peterson as the only Republicans running for the five-member board, which regulates utilities and sets electric rates for millions of Arizona residents.

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That means the candidates themselves have had less than $300,000 to spend on the general election from the Citizens Clean Election Commission, plus what they collect in individual contributions.

The Corporation Commission sets utility rates and policies in Arizona.

As well intended as these lovely individuals may be, they have a wrong-headed idea," he said of the Democrats before being cut off for time by the moderator. © 2020 The State Press. Márquez Peterson is running for her second term on the Arizona Corporation Commission as the race's only incumbent. extras. The political newcomer lost a primary in 2018 running for the commission and didn't plan to run again until the Republicans found themselves short of a full slate following signature challenges that kept other candidates off the ballot this year. Up until about 12 years ago, these races were sleepy affairs spending-wise. They also regulate railroad crossings, pipeline safety and securities. "It’s a little bit like COVID-19, there's a real virus out there, but I’m not going to turn the world inside out because I’m not God and I can’t change the climate," O'Connor said. Lea has been appointed to serve on the Arizona Judicial Council which advises the Arizona Supreme Court and the Arizona Finance Authority, the state’s bonding authority. August 4, 2020, Ballots are handled after the votes were counted at the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office for the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Phoenix.

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During the next election in 2016, APS openly supported commission candidates. Sloan currently leads Marquez Peterson in total votes from Republicans. Her campaign website lists additional rules she would push for, such as prohibiting Commission candidates from taking donations from regulated entities and anyone affiliated with them and barring Commissioners and their immediate family from working as part of any entities regulated by the Commission.

On the ballot for all Arizona voters is three of the five seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission, which decides utility rates and policies.

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