Primary winner who lived outside district declared legitimate candidate
Republican state House candidate Darin Mitchell won again today when a panel of Court of Appeals judges ruled he was improperly served with paperwork in his residency challenge and declared him a legitimate candidate for the office.
Ruling to come soon in Mitchell residency case
A panel of three Court of Appeals judges today said they would rule quickly in the residency case for House candidate Darin Mitchell, who a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled last month did not live in his district and therefore should not be on the ballot.
Legal arguments filed (again) in Mitchell residency case
Attorneys for Darin Mitchell, the candidate who a Superior Court judge found did not live in his district, filed new arguments with the Court of Appeals yesterday, saying the courts don’t have authority to decide elections contests.
Jones says write-in planned if candidate tossed
A Republican lawmaker from Yuma who lost his district’s primary race says he will run as a write-in candidate if a court throws another candidate off the ballot.
How Mitchell survived – for now
A look at how a winning candidate who clearly didn’t live in the district he was running in might get elected even though a judge ruled that he should be taken off the ballot.
Darin Mitchell is (back) on the ballot
The Arizona Supreme Court today rejected Rep. Russ Jones’ emergency petition to keep state House candidate Darin Mitchell from appearing on the November ballot, meaning his name will remain there even if he is ultimately disqualified for living outside his district.
Mitchell wins stay on ballot as opponent rushes to overturn it
A trio of judges granted state House candidate Darin Mitchell’s appeal to stay on the November ballot today, just moments before the final tally in the Legislative District 13 district meeting vote declared Rep. Russ Jones as Mitchell’s replacement.
Darin Mitchell files appeal
Darin Mitchell, the legislative candidate who was removed from the November 6 ballot yesterday after a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled that he did not live in the district he planned to represent, has filed an appeal.
Mitchell removed from ballot
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Robert Oberbillig ruled today that Republican Darin Mitchell, a candidate for state House in Legislative District 13, does not live in the district he sought to represent and must be removed from the ballot.
Mitchell grilled during long day in court
After avoiding the media for more than two weeks, legislative candidate Darin Mitchell appeared Thursday in a Maricopa County Superior Court, finally answering questions about where he lives.
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