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Judge denies request from Rep. Quelland

A judge has denied the request for a jury trial made by an Arizona lawmaker ordered removed from office for violating the state’s public campaign financing law.

The Citizens Clean Elections Commission in May ordered that Phoenix Republican Rep. Doug Quelland, a Republican from Phoenix, be removed from office for padding his publicly funded 2008 campaign with private spending. An administrative law judge upheld the commission’s ruling in November.

Quelland maintains he did nothing wrong. He remains in office pending his appeal.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Crane McClennen also denied Quelland’s request to introduce new evidence. He issued the ruling on Monday.

Quelland referred questions to his lawyer, who did not immediately respond to requests for comment

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