Aug 222014

The precinct committeemen of Arizona’s Legislative District 6 will meet on Saturday, Aug. 30, in Flagstaff to select a replacement Republican nominee for the state senate to appear on the general election ballot for Nov. 4.

Senator Chester Crandell, who passed away on Aug. 4, was running unopposed for the GOP nomination in the Aug. 26 primary election.

District 6 includes portions of Coconino, Navajo, Gila and Yavapai counties, and 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 widely considered to be favored to receive the nomination at the meeting, according to a press release from the Arizona Republican Party.

The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 30, at the Doubletree Hilton in Flagstaff.