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4 challengers, 1 incumbent win CAP board seats
|Contributor||Thomas Walker |
|Last Edited||Thomas Walker Nov 13, 2006 03:48pm|
|Media||Newspaper - Arizona Republic (Phoenix)|
|News Date||Thursday, November 9, 2006 09:45:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Maricopa County voters rejected four of five incumbents running for re-election to the Central Arizona Project board, which oversees more than half the state's share of Colorado River water. |
Among those who lost were William Perry, the current board president, and George Renner, the longest-serving board member and former president. George Brooks, an environmental scientist, and Frank Barrios, a career water manager, also lost.
The only incumbent to survive was Lisa Atkins, a former congressional aide who was appointed to the board in 2003. She received the most votes among the 12 non-partisan candidates.
Joining the board of what is formally called the Central Arizona Water Conservation District: former state Rep. Jean McGrath, former Mesa City Councilwoman Janie Thom, businesswoman Gayle Burns and educator Pam Pickard.
With their election, women now comprise a majority on the board, which includes representatives from Maricopa, Pinal and Pima counties. The 15 board members earn no salary for their work.
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