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Plans include full website access, e-Edition and exclusive online Get the best of State Press delivered straight to your inbox. O'Connor believes the Commission is important because of the impact its decisions have on a family's budget. Most of the spending has supported the Democrats, though some has funded opposition material against the Republicans. All five candidates seeking a seat on the Arizona Corporation Commission advanced to the November election, as expected, and a Republican write-in candidate will join them. "I think we’ve turned the tide," she said of the reputation that APS influences the commission. Dropped out.

Nominate the 2020 Arizona Capitol Times Breakdown Breakouts! "It doesn’t mean higher prices," Tovar said. It currently includes four Republicans and one Democrat, but with three seats on the ballot this year the majority could shift, and clean-energy supporters see opportunity.

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Stanfield is a former Cave Creek Town Council member and retired teacher who taught various grades from kindergarten through high school in Scottsdale. All of the candidates said they would not be influenced by Arizona Public Service Co., the state's biggest electric company, which confirmed last year that it spent millions of dollars through dark-money groups to get its preferred Republicans elected in 2014. The removal of Owens came a day after Commissioner Boyd Dunn was bumped from the race in a dispute over qualified signatures. According to Mundell’s campaign website, his major priorities are stopping corruption, protecting ratepayers and increasing solar usage.

Meanwhile, the Republican candidates have seen only about $100,000 in spending from outside groups to help boost their campaigns.

Contents of this site are © Copyright 2020 The Verde Independent and Western News&Info®, Inc. All rights reserved. So far, outside groups have spent $6 million to help the three Democratic candidates running for seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission. But Jim O’Connor, who narrowly lost in the 2018 Republican primary, ran a write-in campaign this year in hopes to not automatically give one seat to the Democrats.

Democrats Mundell, Tovar and Shea Stanfield all said yes, humans alter the climate, and advocated for increasing the state's renewable energy standard to require utilities to use more solar and wind. O'Connor was alone among the six candidates to say he flatly is "not convinced" humans are causing climate change, and said he supports President Donald Trump's statements from the prior night regarding a desire for clean air and water. By using this website you consent to our use of cookies. In a campaign video, O'Connor says he opposes the Democrats running in the election, who refer to themselves as Solar Team 2020, because he believes Arizonans already showed they do not want the policies like those the Team proposes after Arizona Proposition 127 failed in 2018.

Stanfield has spoken against "utility monopolies" in Arizona using "dark money contributions to buy and elect a majority of the commissioners.". Up until about 12 years ago, these races were sleepy affairs spending-wise. Republican | Ariz. ... Lea Marquez Peterson. "Well, it’s improved because Sandra Kennedy has been in there," Mundell said of the Democrat elected in 2018.

The Arizona Republican Party has criticized the contributions from Bloomberg and liberal groups in light of the past controversies over APS supporting commission candidates. Connect with the definitive source for global and local news.

Not on the Ballot. Support local journalism. According to her campaign website, she is running for the Commission to better serve "the consumers of Arizona" by restoring the Commission's transparency and integrity.

Moderator Ted Simmons asked the candidates to answer yes or no whether humans are altering the climate.

Owens, an executive for Gordon C. James Public Relations, faced two legal challenges to her nominating petitions, with lawsuits arguing that many of the signatures she had gathered were signed by ineligible voters, signed incorrectly or were duplicates.

Mundell says utility companies ultimately influence the election of the corporation's commissioners. All rights reserved. Republican Jim O’Connor went on the attack in his opening statement, saying he was "fearful" that the Democrats wanted to revive the failed Proposition 127 clean-energy mandate that voters rejected in 2018. There are so many loopholes in it, you could drive a Mack truck through it.".

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O'Connor succeeded in a rare write-in campaign to land a spot on the general election ballot. Originally Published: October 1, 2020 4:42 p.m. To view this content you must be logged in as a subscriber. If elected, Stanfield would advocate for more aggressive standards under the Renewable Energy Standard Tariff. The three Republican candidates — Commissioner Lea Márquez Peterson, James O'Connor and Eric Sloan — are encouraging voters to "vote the slate," while the Democratic candidates — William Mundell, Shea Stanfield and Anna Tovar — are running as "Solar Team 2020."

Eric Sloan, candidate for the commission in 2018. Congratulations to the 2020 Breakdown Breakouts! Tovar leads in total votes, followed by Mundell and Stanfield, respectively. extras. Here's how the spending is promoting, and attacking, candidates for the commission this year: Democrat William "Bill" Mundell has benefited from nearly $3 million in independent expenditures to support him. Tovar is an advocate for renewable and carbon free energy sources, specifically the use of solar power. Lea Márquez Peterson has called Arizona home with her husband Dan and their two children for over 40 years. Mundell is running for his third term on the Commission. Sloan also served as the chief of public policy and external affairs at the state Department of Gaming, until he was fired in 2016 for harassing workers, the Arizona Republic reported.

From the left are Anna Tovar (D), Shea Stanfield (D), Lea Marquez Peterson (R), Bill Mundell (D), Eric Sloan (R) and Jim O'Connor (R). Three Republicans and three Democrats participated in a KAET-TV Corporation Commission candidate debate Wednesday. Chamber late on spending report in challenge to education tax, Kelly sues website over claim he dressed as Hitler at ’85 party, Partisan split hinges on Brophy McGee/Marsh race, Supreme Court explains reasons Prop 208 returned to ballot, Court expansion brings more cases, less efficiency, Democrats sue to remove two finalists for IRC chair, Struggle to boost energy-efficiency standards succeeds, YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS/PRIVACY POLICY. Republican Eric Sloan has seen $352,000 spent to oppose his efforts to win a seat on the commission. He said in a statement that peak rates have "never been a great deal for seniors and working families," and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated its damages. Joining Marquez Peterson on the Republican ticket is Eric Sloan, who was fired from the Arizona Department of Gaming for singing slavery-related songs when he passed the desk of Black co-workers, among other harassment claims.

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