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Former lawmaker Quelland being investigated again

Former Rep. Doug Quelland (File photo)

A former Arizona lawmaker who was forced to resign from office two years ago over campaign finance violations is being investigated in his bid for a state Senate seat.

The Arizona Republic reports the state Attorney General’s Office is looking into whether Doug Quelland, an independent, violated state law by circulating campaign materials without disclaimers of who paid for them.

State Elections Director Amy Chan says Quelland told her stickers that had the disclosure information must have fallen off. Chan says when she received campaign letters with the appropriate stickers from Quelland, she found it impossible to remove them without tearing the letters.

The three residents who first complained about Quelland’s materials include outgoing Republican Sen. Linda Gray of Glendale, who is supporting another candidate for the seat.

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