Commissioner Fairman announces resignation, search for replacement now underway | News
Effective December 31, Jeffrey L. Fairman, the commissioner for the Citizens Clean Elections Commission will step down. Fairman has served as commissioner for the last six years.
He was appointed to the position, a five year term, by then Governor Janet Napolitano. Fairman’s term was due to expire in January 2012, but he stayed on as commissioner while a replacement was found. He is the first Pinal County resident to serve on the commission, he announced his decision at the November 15 meeting.
“The Commission and its staff appreciate Mr. Fairman’s service over the past six years,” said Chair Lori Daniels, in a recent news release. “We thank him for his hard work and positive contributions to both the Commission and Clean Elections.”
Those interested in filling the position should apply to the Office of Boards and Commissions.
The law governing the Citizens Clean Elections Commission requires that “no more than two members of the commission shall be members of the same political party. No more than two members of the commission shall be residents of the same county.”
Of the remaining four commission members, two are from Maricopa County and two are from Pima County. Two of the commissioners are Republicans, one is a Democrat and the other is an Independent. The person replacing Commissioner Fairman will have to be from a county other than Maricopa or Pima and can be from any party other than Republican or Independent.