Sunday, December 26, 2004

The new Arizona Legislature will be sworn in in January 2005. Here's what happened in the last election to some of our Mormon elected officials:

Jack Brown was the sole Mormon Democrat in the AZ legislature. Brown was also Senate Minority Leader. He was term limited out in the Senate, so Brown and fellow Mormon Jake Flake, who was term limited out in the House, cut a deal to swap seats (even though Flake is a Republican and Brown is a Dem). Flake, who was Speaker of the House, tried to discourage other Republicans from running against Brown telling them "that position is already filled".

Although Flake was not able to prevent Republican Sylvia Tenney from running against Brown, the plan worked. Flake was elected to Brown's seat in the Arizona Senate and Brown was elected to Flake's seat in the Arizona House. Isn't it marvelous!

For more on Jake Flake see link below:

http://zelph.blogspot.com/2004/09/house-speaker-flake-soft-on-child.html

The good news is that Sylvia Laughter lost her seat representing Northern Arizona and the Navajo Nation.

For more on Sylvia Laughter see here:

http://zelph.blogspot.com/2004/09/sylvia-laughter.html


3 Comments:

Blogger Chris said...

Wow! Nice insights into AZ. politics! I'm bookmarking your blog for future reference. Can't wait to read your thoughts on McCain!
My state (NY) is a real cesspool. I hope to find a blog like yours about NY.

10:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, don’t you worry about Sylvia Laughter she found a job working for her LDS friend State Treasurer David Petersen. Funny thing, the executive position was created for her, no job existed before she got there. And what would David Petersen get from this proposition? Maybe the promise of Navajo Nation money to fund his new pet project that will fund the high salary positions in his office? Good thing she has friends willing to help her get back on her feet at taxpayer expense.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Gen. JC Christian, Patriot said...

Zelph, you being a white Lamanite and all, you might find my post today on the Indian Placement Program interesting.

1:18 AM  

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