Vacancy Created by Passing of Senator Chester Crandell, Nomination Meeting Set for August 30 in Flagstaff
PHOENIX – Today the Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party, Robert Graham, announced that the Precinct Committeemen of Arizona’s Legislative District Six will meet in Flagstaff on August 30th at 10 am to select a replacement Republican nominee for the state senate to appear on the general election ballot for November 4.
Senator Chester Crandell, who passed away on August 4th, was running unopposed for the GOP nomination for the August 26th election.
“Senator Crandell was loved and respected, and now our Precinct Committeemen have the opportunity to fill the vacancy on the ballot with a nominee who truly will have big shoes to fill,” said Robert Graham, Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party.
Legislative District Six includes portions of Coconino, Navajo, Gila and Yavapai counties and includes more than 42,000 registered Republican voters. By law, the meeting will be chaired by the Chairman of the Coconino County Republican Committee, as that county has the largest geographic share of the district.
Prior to Senator Crandell’s election in 2012, the seat was held by Sylvia Allen, who currently represents many of the voters in the area as she was elected to the Navajo County Board of Supervisors in 2012. Allen is a popular figure in the region and widely considered to be favored to receive the nomination at the meeting.
Precinct Committeemen entitled to vote at the meeting will receive an official call letter shortly.
The meeting will be at the Doubletree Hilton, 1175 W Rt 66, Flagstaff, AZ on August 30th at 10:00 am.