By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror
One of the five candidates for independent chair of the next redistricting commission has withdrawn from consideration.
Nicole Cullen, an American history, government and criminal justice teacher at Perry High School in Gilbert, withdrew her candidacy for the next Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, citing family circumstances, the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments announced Thursday.
Cullen’s withdrawal eliminates only one of two independent chair candidates whom the Democrats hadn’t raised objections to. The chair is selected by the two Democratic and two Republican commissioners picked by legislative leaders, meaning both parties have a theoretical veto on any independent candidate.