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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
If Jones’ attorney is rebuffed by the courts over the challenge to Mitchell’s residency, the firebrand lawyer plans to shift gears and take the political route. Tom Ryan said he’ll take his case to the House Credentialing Committee, a panel invested with the authority to vet incoming lawmakers’ qualifications and recommend whether they should be seated.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
The attorney for a Republican lawmaker is asking a judge to bar two counties from printing ballots until residency questions surrounding the man who beat him in last month’s election are settled.
But elections officials say the early deadline for printing fewer than 250 ballots for military and overseas voters makes that impossible, and could mean that Darin Mitchell’s name appears on the ballots for the district’s other 94,000 voters that will be printed later this month – even if a judge rules that he is ineligible to hold office.
Darin Mitchell is now under investigation by the Arizona Registrar of Contractors, thanks to statements from Mitchell and his campaign chair saying he was overseeing a remodel project at the vacant home he claims is his residence.Read More »