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By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror
The five finalists to be the chair of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, who could be one of the most important and influential people in the state’s politics for the next decade, have been set.
A public school teacher, a utility company attorney, a psychologist and pro-Israel advocate, a technology entrepreneur and gun store owner are all in the running to be the redistricting commission’s independent chair. The crucial post serves as a potential tiebreaker between the commission’s two Democrats and two Republicans as they draw the legislative and congressional districts that Arizona will use for the next 10 years.
The appellate commission chose the five after an all-day meeting that included interviews with all 11 semi-finalists for the independent chair position.