Titla, a Democrat from Gila County, is of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and admitted to practice law in both Arizona and on the San Carlos Apache Reservation. He's practiced law for 33 years and has a long history representing various tribes, including tribal-state gaming compacts negotiations. Chairman Titla served in the U.S. Marine Corps and the Arizona National Guard, both with honorable discharge.
Voters passed the Citizens Clean Elections Act in 1998 to promote participation in the political process and to ensure Arizona's politics are free from corruption. The act includes administration of voter education and clean funding programs.
The commission is an independent state body made up of individuals who have sworn to faithfully administer the Clean Elections Act. Commissioners are appointed alternatively by the governor and the highest ranking official of the opposite party. Commissioners must not have served in, or run for, public office for five years, nor have been an officer of a political party. No more than two members of the commission may be from any one party or county. Currently, the Commission is made up of two Republicans, two Democrats and one Independent.
To learn more about the role of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, visit www.azcleanelections.gov.
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SOURCE Citizens Clean Elections Commission