policy advisor Kimberly
Yee has been appointed to replace
former Rep. Doug Quelland.
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors made
the selection on Aug. 2.
was one of three names that precinct
committee persons from Legislative
District 10 earlier submitted to the
board. The other two people nominated were
Francine Romesburg and Henry Grosjean.
has been in the public affairs arena for
more than a dozen years.
has served as director of communications
and government affairs for State Treasurer
was also deputy cabinet secretary to
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a
senior research analyst in the Arizona
Senate and a policy analyst for the State
Board of Education in California Gov. Pete
a news release, Maricopa County Supervisor
Max Wilson said he nominated Yee after
consulting with Gov. Jan Brewer and House
Speaker Kirk Adams.
who is also running for the House in a
contested primary, will serve the rest of
Quelland’s term. Quelland was removed from
office, and his seat declared vacant, in
fought hard to keep his seat after the
Arizona Citizens Clean Elections
Commission found last year that he
violated campaign finance rules during his
2008 campaign for the House by paying a
consultant to do political work with money
from his business.
expenditures, the commission argued,
violated rules for publicly funded
denied the allegations, arguing that any
political work done by the consultant was
made on a volunteer basis and that he paid
only for work done for his business.
also said he was denied due process when
his office was declared vacant.
Arizona Capitol Times Staff
August 2, 2010 at 10:49 am
replacement for ousted lawmaker
Associated Press - August 2, 2010 2:04 PM ET