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Wong to try again for Corp. Comm. seat

Barry Wong (file photo)

Barry Wong (file photo)

Barry Wong has announced his candidacy for the Arizona Corporation Commission, which has two seats up for grabs in next year’s election.

Wong, who served four terms in the state House of Representatives in the 1990s, also ran for a Corporation Commission seat last year. He was one of the top vote-getters in last year’s Republican primary, but finished fifth in a six-way contest for three open seats in the general election.

“Supporters have been urging me to run again. Strong statewide support, coupled with the many critical and important issues facing the state and the Corporation Commission convinced me to run again for this important office,” he said.

In 2006, Wong was appointed to serve out the term of Marc Spitzer, who was appointed to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Commissioner Gary Pierce, who was first elected in 2006, is seeking re-election, but ACC Chairwoman Kris Mayes is facing term limits. Brenda Burns, a former Republican president of the state Senate, has also announced her candidacy for the Corporation Commission.

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