Former Paradise Valley mayor and two-time Republican congressional candidate Vernon Parker today filed paperwork to run for the Arizona Corporation Commission, despite having raised more than $400,000 in 2013 to run against U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District.
He and former state lawmaker Lucy Mason, a Prescott Republican, will team up to run for the two seats opening this year on the five-person utility regulating body.
Parker’s entrance to the race brings the Republican candidate count to five. Rep. Tom Forese, R-Chandler, and Doug Little of Scottsdale are running as a slate. Bonnie Katz has also filed paperwork to run.