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Possible replacements for Gorman to be named tonight

Precinct committeemen from Legislative District 6 will meet tonight to nominate three possible replacements for Pamela Gorman in the Arizona Senate.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Deer Valley Airport Restaurant.

Gorman, a Republican from Anthem, resigned on Jan. 25 to run for Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District. U.S. Rep. John Shadegg had announced plans to retire from Congress at the end of his term.

Jim Waring, a Phoenix Republican, resigned from the Senate on Jan. 28. He, too, will seek Shadegg’s seat in Congress.

Rep. Sam Crump, an Anthem Republican, also is eyeing Shadegg’s seat. He said he will turn in his resignation letter today.

The Secretary of State notified the Arizona Republican Party of Gorman’s resignation on Jan. 26.

Now it’s up to the precinct committee persons in Gorman’s district to nominate three potential replacements. Nominees must be from the same political party, and must reside in the same district and county as the legislator who vacated office.

County supervisors must choose a replacement from the three names submitted by the precinct committee persons.

An identical replacement process will take place in Waring’s district. The Secretary of State notified the Arizona Republican Party of Waring’s resignation on Jan. 29. District 7 precinct committee persons have yet to announce when they would choose three potential replacements.

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