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PRESS RELEASE: Attorney Charles Lucking appointed to fill vacant LD 5 seat


February 14, 2024

PHOENIX – The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has appointed attorney Charles Lucking of Phoenix to fill the legislative seat vacated by the recent resignation of Representative Amish Shah in Legislative District 5. Lucking, a fourth-generation Arizona native, works for Community Legal Services where he defends tenants facing eviction.


"I'm very excited and honored to be representing LD 5 in the legislature," Lucking said. "Arizona is facing a mountain of very complex challenges, such as our housing crisis. I'm eager to get started doing the hard work as a servant of the people to implement real solutions for all Arizonans."


In addition to his community-focused legal work, Lucking is a former United States Peace Corps volunteer where he served in the island nation of Samoa and met his now wife, Skye, who was also volunteering. The Luckings are raising two children, a 5-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son, along with two dogs and a flock of six chickens. Lucking was born and raised in Phoenix where he attended Central High School. Following his graduation, he pursued higher education at Claremont McKenna College. After completing his undergraduate studies, he returned to Arizona to earn his law degree at Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.


"With the appointment of Charles Lucking, Arizona and our caucus has gained a passionate champion who is committed to use his legal expertise to address pressing social issues, including the housing crisis and environmental conservation," said House Democratic Leader Lupe Contreras. "Deep roots and unwavering dedication to service, advocacy, and community empowerment will make Representative Lucking an impactful addition to our caucus." 



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