PHOENIX – House Minority Leader
Chad Campbell, D-Phoenix (District 24), today announced that he selected
Yuma resident Cid Kallen to serve on ’s Independent
Redistricting Commission. Arizona
“I selected Mr. Kallen because I know he will serve our state well in this role. He brings a unique perspective to the commission with his background and professional experiences,”
is an upstanding member of our community who served our country honorably as a
United States Marine, and I have no doubt he will continue serving Arizona
honorably on the IRC." Campbell
Kallen is an attorney with a general practice in
. He is currently on the Los Abogados
Hispanic Bar Association Board of Directors. Additionally, he was the founding
president of the Hispanic Law Students Association at the Phoenix School of Law.
His service on the commission begins immediately. The IRC is responsible for creating
’s congressional and legislative
districts. In 2000, the voters of Arizona passed an initiative that removed this
responsibility from the Legislature and transferred it to a citizen commission.
The IRC has five members, two Republicans, two Democrats and one Independent. In
his capacity as the minority leader of the Arizona House of Representatives,
responsible for appointing one member to the commission. Recently, Campbell ’s appointee
resigned. The Arizona Constitution requires Campbell to appoint his replacement.