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Thomas M. Ryan (#007724)
LAW OFFICE OF THOMAS M. RYAN
555 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 205
Chandler, Arizona 85225
Tel: 480-963-3333
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MARICOPA COUNTY
RUSSELL JONES,
Plaintiff,
v.
DARIN MITCHELL, real party in
interest; KEN BENNETT, in his official
capacity as Arizona Secretary of State;
HELEN PURCELL, in her official
capacity as Recorder for Maricopa
County; FULTON BROCK, ANDREW
KUNASEK, DON STAPLEY, MARY
ROSE WILCOX and MAX WILSON,
in their official capacities as members
of the Board of Supervisors for
Maricopa County; ROBYN
POUQUETTE, in her official capacity
as Recorder for Yuma County;
LENORE LORONA, RUSSELL
MCCLOUD, KATHRYN
PROCHASKA, MARCO REYES, and
GREGORY FERGUSON, in their
official capacity as members of the
Board of Supervisors for Yuma County,
Defendants.
VERIFIED COMPLAINT FOR
SPECIAL ACTION AND INJUNCTIVE
RELIEF
(Challenge of Primary Elections Pursuant
to A.R.S. 16-351)
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8 Russell Jones, pursuant to A.R.S. 16-672(2), files this Verified Complaint For
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Special Action to challenge the nomination election of Darin Mitchell for the Republican
nomination for the State House of Representative for Legislative District 13 and alleges as
follows:
I. THE PARTIES
1. Russell Jones is a qualified elector of the State of Arizona in Legislative
District 13 and a resident of Yuma County.
2. Darin Mitchell is a candidate for the Republican nomination for the State
8 House of Representatives for Legislative District 13 and a resident of Maricopa County.
9 Upon information and belief, Darin Mitchell resides in Legislative District 19.
10 3. Ken Bennett is the Secretary of State for the State of Arizona and is named
11 solely in his official capacity as a defendant in this action. The members of the Board of
12 Supervisors of Maricopa County and Yuma County are named as defendants solely in
13 their official capacities. Additionally, they are named because Legislative District 13
14 encompasses both Maricopa County and Yuma County and each County is responsible for
15 preparing the ballots that would contain the challenged candidate's name. The Maricopa
16 County Supervisors are Fulton Brock, Andrew Kunasek, Don Stapley, Mary Rose Wilcox
17 and Max Wilson. The Yuma County Supervisors are Lenore Lorona, Russell McCloud,
18 Kathryn Prochaska, Marco Reyes, and Gregory Ferguson.
19 4. Helen Purcell is the duly elected County Recorder for the County of Maricopa
20 Maricopa and is named solely in her official capacity as a defendant in this action. Robyn
21 Pouquette is the duly elected County Recorder for the County of Yuma and is named
22 solely in her official capacity as a defendant in this action
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JURISDICTION AND VENUE
5. This Court has jurisdiction to hear and determine this Verified Complaint
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for Special Action and Injunctive Relief and to grant the requested relief by virtue of
Article 6, 18 of the Arizona Constitution, A.R.S. 12-123, 12-1801, 12-2021, 16-671,
et seq., and Rule 1, Arizona Rules of Procedure for Special Actions.
6. Venue is appropriate pursuant to A.R.S. 12-401.
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1 7. Pursuant to A.R.S. 16-676(A), this case must be heard within 10 days
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3 8. Plaintiff has been advised that any final decision must be rendered no later
4 than 5 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2012, due to federal mandates requiring timely
5 ballots to be sent to citizens who reside out of the United States. Given the proximity of
6 the ballot printing deadline for the primary election, Plaintiff does not have a plain,
7 adequate and speedy remedy at law for the wrongs alleged in this Verified Complaint.
8 III. A CANDIDATE MUST BE A QUALIFIED ELECTOR OF AND RESIDE IN
THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION THE CANDIDATE PROPOSES TO
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10 9. Pursuant to Article 7, 15 of the Arizona Constitution, a candidate for
11 public office must be a qualified elector of the political subdivision in which that
12 candidate may be elected.
13 10. Pursuant to A.R.S. 16-311(A), a candidate for public office must be a
14 qualified elector and reside in the district the candidate proposes to represent.
15 11. Pursuant to A.R.S. 16-101(B), in order to be a qualified elector, an
16 individual must have an actual physical presence in the political subdivision and an intent
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IV. DARIN MITCHELL IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO RUN FOR OFFICE IN
19 LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 13 BECAUSE HE RESIDES IN LEGISLATIVE
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12. Darin Mitchell claims to reside in a vacant home, under demolition and
reconstruction at 1150 E. Acacia Circle, Litchfield Park, Arizona 85340. This home is not
owned by Mr. Mitchell. Upon information and belief it is owned by Jeff and Theresa
Koontz (the "Koontz Property"). According to public documents Theresa Koontz is also
the Chairman of the "Committee to Elect Darin Mitchell." Plaintiff admits that this
vacant home is in Legislative District 13.
13. Upon information and belief, Darin Mitchell does not reside at the Koontz
Property and/or in Legislative District 13. See Exhibit A attached hereto and incorporated
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1 herein by reference ("Winning GOP Candidate Ran In Republican District While Living
2 In Democratic District." See http:/lazcapitoltimes.com/news/2012/09/04/darin-mitchell-
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5 14. Darin Mitchell has told various members of the media that he resides with
6 his live-in girlfriend at 13509 W. Earll Drive, Avondale, Arizona 85392 (the "Mitchell
7 Residence") which is located in Legislative District 19. See Exhibit A.
8 15. Darin Mitchell has used the Mitchell Residence address in communications
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with the Arizona Secretary of State and with the Arizona Clean Elections Commission.
See Exhibit B attached.
16. As recently as between August 6, 2012, Mitchell was found to be residing at
the Mitchell Residence outside of Legislative District 13. See generally Exhibits A & B.
17. Pursuant to A.R.S. 16-311 (A), Shaw is required to be a qualified elector
and resident of Legislative District 13 in order to run for office in Legislative District 13.
18. Because Mitchell is not a resident and qualified elector in Legislative
District 13, Darin Mitchell is ineligible for office in Legislative District 13 and his name
should not be placed on the General Election ballot for that district.
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Injunctive Relief
20 19. Plaintiff incorporates by reference each of the allegations contained in the
21 foregoing paragraphs of this Verified Complaint as though set forth fully herein.
22 20. A candidate must be a qualified elector and reside in the district he proposes
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24 21. Because Darin Mitchell does not reside in Legislative District 13, he is
25 ineligible to have his name placed on the General Election ballot for that race.
26 22. Since Darin Mitchell is not qualified to appear on the General Election
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1 ballot. Because of the short period of time to contest this matter, Plaintiff lacks an
2 adequate remedy at law.
3 23. Plaintiff seeks an order from this Court permanently enjoining Defendants
4 from allowing Darin Mitchell's name to appear on the General Election ballot for the
5 State House of Representatives for Legislative District 13.
6 WHEREFORE, Plaintiff requests the following relief:
7 A. The Court enter an order finding that Darin Mitchell is not a resident
8 and qualified elector of Legislative District 13;
9 B. The Court enter an order enjoining the Secretary of State and the
10 Boards of Supervisors and County Recorders for Maricopa and Yuma Counties from
11 placing Darin Mitchell's name on the General Election ballot for the State House of
12 Representative for Legislative District 13 at the General Election on November 6, 2012;
13 C. For the imposition of any fines, penalties, or other sanctions against
14 Shaw, and an award of any attorneys' fees and costs incurred in this action, pursuant to
15 any applicable rule or statute; and
16 D. For attorneys' fees and costs incurred in this action and such other
17 and further relief that the Court may deem proper in the circumstances.
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Winning GOP candidate ran in Republican district while living in
Democratic district
by Hank Stephenson
Published: September 4th, 2012
Political newcomer Darin Mitchell defeated
an incumbent legislator in the Aug. 28
primary election, but it appears he never
should have been on the ballot because he
lives in a home outside Legislative District
13.
Darin Mitchell, a GOP candidate who won a primary
in Legislative District 13, claimed on his nomination
paperwork that he lives in this vacant home in the
district, while actually living with his girlfriend in a
neighboring district. (Photo by Jim Small/Arizona
Mitchell claimed in a sworn affidavit that
he lives in a 3,600-square-foot home on a
golf course in Litchfield Park. In reality, the
home is vacant, with mattresses covering
the front windows, a construction
dumpster in the driveway and construction
permits taped to the window. Neighbors
say the house has been empty for at least
a year, and a contractor working on the
home confirmed nobody lives there.
Capitol Times)
In a telephone interview, Mitchell
acknowledged he lives with his girlfriend in
a home outside the district, but said he has also spent some time at the house on Acacia. He
said he plans to move into that home after renovation is finished and the election is over.
Rep. Russ Jones, a two-term lawmaker from Yuma, lost his re-election campaign in the
Republican primary in Legislative District 13 to Mitchell, a home inspector from Avondale and
first-time candidate, by 1,277 votes or about 5 percent of the votes cast. The district stretches
from Yuma to the western edges of Phoenix.
Jones is calling foul, saying that, because Mitchell doesn't live in the district, he should be
disqualified. Though Jones yet to go to court, he said he Is weighing his options. Mitchell is
running unopposed in the November general election.
Jones said he has contacted veteran elections attorney Lisa Hauser to look into the matter. She
has handled several cases like this over the years, mostly dealing with Justice of the Peace
candidates, she said.
"Not living in the district is a big deal," she told Arizona Capitol Times. "That's a requirement
that really goes to your qualification for office, and therefore there are several places (in the
process) that that can be brought up."
(Click on the map below to see information about Mitchell's homes and about the
district each is in.)
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The home on Acacia Circle
On his nomination forms, Mitchell listed his address as 1150 E. Acacia Circle in Litchfield Park.
City permits posted on windows indicate the home
Mitchell claimed as his residence is vacant. (Photo by
Jim Small/Arizona Capitol Times)
But he doesn't live at the house on Acacia
Circle. He lives with his girlfriend in a
neighboring legislative district, in the same
house that he has called home since 2007.
The home is in a district that consists
mostly of Democrats, unlike District 13,
which is predominantly Republican.
A neighbor was the first to report that
Mitchell wasn't telling the truth. Mary
Wilkening was flipping through her Clean
Elections guide when she noticed Mitchell
had listed his address as the house across
the street from hers. She knew the home
was empty and contacted Jones, figuring
Mitchell's opponent would want to know.
"I had never heard of Darin Mitchell, and I
happened to see that he supposedly lives across the street," she told Arizona Capitol Times.
"And that's that house that nobody lives in - so how could this be? That's what alerted me to it.
I was very surprised to see that address."
She started doing a little gum-shoeing in the neighborhood and discovered the couple who owns
the home are friends with Mitchell.
"It's possible that Darin Mitchell has been working on this house - he is a friend of the
(owners)," she said. "But he certainly doesn't own it, and he has not been living there."
Two other neighbors said the house has been empty for at least a year, and a contractor
working on the home confirmed nobody lives there.
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When he filed his nominating petitions to run for the office, Mitchell listed his address as 13509
W. Earll Drive in Avondale, outside the new district's boundaries. He has also used that address
for the license for his business, Landmark Home Inspections, for a loan and his voter
registration since 2007.
On his Affidavit of Qualifications, which was filed with the secretary of state on May 30, Mitchell
listed his address as the house on Acacia Circle, with the Earll Drive address listed as his post
office address. The next day, he changed it so that both his mailing address and post office
address were on Acacia Circle.
The signed and notarized affidavit says, "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that at the time of
filing, I am a resident of the county, district or precinct which I propose to represent."
He changed his voter registration to the vacant house on Acacia Circle a week later.
The two houses may only be two miles apart, but the difference in the political makeup of the
two districts is huge. The house on Acacia Circle is in a heavily Republican district - so
Republican that Mitchell faces no Democratic opposition in the general election. The house on
Earll Drive is in Legislative District 19, which is heavily Democratic and was designed to ensure
Hispanic voters can choose one of their own to represent them.
The House on Earll Drive
Arizona Capitol Times stopped by the house on Earll Drive. At the foot of the front door was a
stack of campaign fliers advertising "Your conservative team," Mitchell and his running mate,
Republican Rep. Steve Montenegro. The fliers were in a Ziploc bag with the name Theresa K
written on it.
Theresa Koontz and her husband, Jeff, own the house on Acacia Circle. They are supporters of
Mitchell's and each gave $150 to Mitchell's campaign -the maximum they could give to a
publicly funded candidate like Mitchell - according to campaign finance reports. Theresa Koontz
is also active in the Arrowhead Republican Women's club.
When a reporter rang the doorbell at his Earll house, dogs started to bark, and through the
glass block window a human figure could be seen running up the stairs. Despite knocking
several more times, nobody answered the door.
When contacted by phone, Mitchell said he lives on Acacia Circle. When confronted with the fact
that the house is vacant, he backpedaled, admitting that he has been living at his girlfriend's
house on Earll Drive and saying he's going to live on Acacia soon.
"The point is, I do live with my girlfriend at Earll," he said. "I did move here in the house that is
currently under construction, and I don't keep track of when I do, or when I do not, stay here."
He said he has stayed overnight at the Acacia Circle house before, but couldn't say when. He
couldn't estimate how many nights per week he sleeps there, and didn't know what month he
moved in.
"It was before it was required by statutory requirements," he said, although he couldn't say
when that would be.
When asked if he had a lease agreement on the house, he said he didn't want to answer any
more questions. He then hung up the phone.
A subsequent attempt to contact him led only to his voicemail.
What the Jaw says
Despite his claim that the Acacia Circle house is his permanent address, Arizona law suggests
otherwise.
State law defines a resident as having an "actual physical presence in the (district), combined
with intent to remain."
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A voter's residence is defined as "that place in which his habitation is fixed and to which (the
voter) has the intention of returning when absent."
The law goes on to state that the intention of acquiring a new home in the district doesn't pass
legal muster, just as acquiring a new residence in the district but not leaving your old home out
of the district doesn't.
Basically, it has to be your fixed habitation where you intend to return after an absence. It's a
kind of home-is-where-you-hang-your-hat rule.
Several attorneys who specialize in election law said they have never seen a situation quite like
the one with Mitchell.
Attorney Craig Morgan of Stinson Morrison Hecker called Mitchell's situation a "fascinating
quandary." He said that, if Mitchell hasn't been living in the house - even if he plans to live
there after the election - he's not in compliance with the law and could face a legal challenge.
But challenging Mitchell's place on the ballot will be difficult, Morgan noted.
"You've got to get the judge to overturn the will of the people, who obviously wanted him," he
said.
Perkins Coie attorney Dan Barr said he doesn't believe there is a specific provision for this
situation in state law.
Still, he thinks a challenge could be brought against Mitchell.
"It strikes me that, if somebody doesn't meet the minimum qualifications set out by statute or
the Constitution, that someone could bring a mandamus action to bounce this person from the
ballot," he said.
If a challenge were allowed, and Mitchell were removed from the ballot, he speculated that the
procedures for filling ballot vacancies already in statute would kick in - and the decision for a
replacement would be left to the district's Republican precinct committeemen.
Hauser, the attorney contacted by Jones, said one possible road would be to challenge Mitchell's
qualifications. That could happen as soon as the Secretary of State certifies the official primary
election canvass results, but a challenge can also be brought even after Mitchell wins the
general election.
Hauser recently handled a case where someone was removed from a Pinal County Irrigation
District seat for not living in the district - even after the person won the election.
She said she has seen such cases go both ways, but the crux of the debate is always whether
the candidate has both an actual physical presence in the district and the intent to remain
there.
Hauser said she hasn't been officially hired to look into the matter yet, and didn't want to
speculate too much on the outcome. But with the facts she has heard, she said it looks like
Jones has a case.
"Based on how these things tend to go, it's not starting out as the kind of story that turns out
well for a candidate- let's put it that way," she said. "I think sometimes (candidates) figure, if
elected, they'll move into the district, and that doesn't tend to turn out very well."
Another route would be for officials to bring charges against him for filing false applications,
which has happened in other cases.
Jones said the voters deserve to have someone who actually lives in the district representing
them.
He said he may bring a legal challenge against Mitchell.
In addition to possibly challenging Mitchell's qualifications to hold the office, Jones is looking
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into whether Mitchell perjured himself by putting a false address on his signed, notarized
paperwork to run for office. And, finally, Jones is looking into whether Jeff and Theresa Koontz
worked with Mitchell to, as he puts it, "conspire to defraud the electorate."
"It's a scam," he said. "And now it's a matter of what the public thinks of it, and what the laws
of Arizona think of it."
Jim Small contributed to this story.
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SECRtTARY OF STATE
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STATE OF ARIZONA
APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION
AS A PARTICIPATING CANDIDATE
Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes 16 -947 and 946 and AAC R2-20-104 (D)
2012 JUL-2 PM 12: I 0
COMMITTEE ID NUMBER
201200442
NAME OF CANDIDATE DATE
DARIN MITCHELL
07/02/2012
OFFICE SOUGHT
l PARTY AFFILIATION I ELECTION CYCLE
STATEREPRESelTATIVE- DISTRICT 13 REPUBLICAN 2012
CANDIDATE'S ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP
13509 W fARI.L DR AVONDALE AZ 85392
CANDIDATE'S TELEPHONE#
I CANDIDATE'S FAX# l CANDIDATE'S EMAIL ADDRESS
(602) 509-0553 DARINMITCHELLREALTOR@lYAHOO.COM
NAME OF POLITICAL COMMITTEE
COMMITTEE TO ELECT DARIN MITCHELL
COMMITTEE ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP
13509 W. EARLL DRIVE AVONDALE AZ 85392
COMMITTEE MAILING ADDRESS Qf different from above) CITY STATE ZIP
13509 W fARI.L DR AVONDALE AZ 85392
COMMITTEE TELEPHONE#
I COMMITTEE FAX# I COMMITTEE EMAIL ADDRESS
(602) 509-0553 DARINMITCHfl..LREALTOR@YAHOO.COM
NAME OF DESIGNATED INDIVIDUAL WITH AUTHORITY TO WITHDRAW FUNDS (IF APPLICABLE) (A.R.S. 16 -948)
DESIGNATED INDIVIDUAL'S ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP
DESIGNATED INDIVIDUAL'S TELEPHONE# I DESIGNATED INDIVIDUAL'S FAX# I DESIGNATED INDIVIDUAL'S EMAIL
LIST THE NAME OF THE FINANCIAL INSTITUTION FROM WICH THE CANDIDATE AND THE DESIGNATED INDIVIDUAL WILL CONDUCT ALL
FINANCIAL ACTIVITY FOR THE CANDIDATE'S CAMPAIGN COMMITIEE (Do not list account numbers). (A.R.S. 16-948(A))
NAME OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
BANK OF AM I:RJCA
DESIGNATED CANDIDATE'S STATEMENT (if applicable) (A.R.S. 16-948(8)): I hereby
designate as my duly authorized Designated Individual,
with the authority to withdraw funds and make expenditures from my campaign account on my behalf.
Candidate's Signature Date
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Form 10:
0000108982
Application for Certification - Part II
RECEIVED
SECRETARY OF STATE
2012 JUL -2 PM 12: I 0
CANDIDATE AND DESIGNATED INDIVIDUAL'S STATEMENT (A.R.S. 16-947):
I, the undersigned, upon my oath and under penalty of perjury, certify that the following statements are true and accurate to
the best of rny knowledge and belief:
1. I have complied with the restrictions of A.R.S. 16 -941 (A) during the election cycle to date, which are as following:
a) Not accepted contributions other than early contributions as specified in A.R.S. 16 -945;
b) Not made expenditures that exceed the candidate's personal money limit; and
c) Conducted all financial activity through a single campaign account.
2. I will continue to comply with the restrictions in paragraph 1 during the remainder of the election cycle and will:
a) Not make expenditures In the primary election period in exce ss of the adjusted primary election spending
limit;
b) Not make expenditures in the general election period in excess of the adjusted general election spending
limit; and
c) Return unused monies to the fund in accordance with A.R.S. 16 -953.
3. I have filed all campaign finance reports required under Title16, Chapter 6, Article I. during the election cycle to date,
and the reports are complete and accurate.
4. I agree to use all Clean Election funding for direct campaign purposes only.
5. I will file, with this application, a campaign finance report showing all campaign activity to date in the current election
cycle.
6. I will comply with all requirements of the Act and Commission rules.
7. I am subject to all enforcement actions by the Commission as authorized by the Act and Commission rules.
8. I have the burden of proving that expenditures made by or on behalf of the candidate were for direct campaign
purposes.
9. I will and furnish to the Commission all documentation relating to expenditures, receipts, funding, books, records
(including bank records for all accounts), and supporting docum entation and other information that the Commission
may request in accordance with Commission rules.
10. I will permit an audit and examination of all receipts and expenditures including those mad e by the candidate, the
candidate's authorized committee, or any agent or person authorized to make expenditures on behalf of the candidate
or committee. The candidate and the candidate 's authorized committee shalf also provide any material required in
conne1;tlon with an audit, investigation, or examination conducted by the Commission. The candidate and authorized
committee shall facilitate the a udtt and examination and shall pay any amounts required to be repaid.
11. I will submit the name and mailing address of the person who is entitled to receive equalizing fund payments on
behalf of the candidate and the name and address of the campaign depository designated by the candidate.
Changes in the information required by this paragraph shalf not be effective unt if submitted to the Commission in a
letter signed by the candidate or the committee treasurer.
12. I will pay any civil penalties Included in a conciliation agreement or otherwise imposed against the candidate.
13. I will file all campaign finance reports with the Secretary of State in an electronic format in a timely manner.
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NAME OF CANDIDATE
DARIN MITCHELL
STATE OF ARIZONA
PARTICIPATING CANDIDATE'S
APPLICATION TO RECEIVE FUNDS
AND QUAliFYING CONTRIBUTION REPORT
Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes 16 -960
SECRETARY OF STATE"
2012 JUL I 7 Pl1/2: 35
COMMITIEE 10 NUMBER
201200442
DATE
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OFFICE SOUGHT
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STATE REPRESENTATIVE- DISTRICT 13 REPUBLICAN
2012
CANDIDATE'S ADDRESS
CITY STATE ZIP
13609 W EARLL DR
AVONOAl.E A1. 85392
CANDIDATE'S TELEPHONE #
I CANDIDATE'S FAX# I CANDIDATE'S EMAIL ADDRESS
(602) 609-0563
OARINMtTCHEll.REALTOR@YAHOO.COM
NAME OF POLITICAL COMMITTEE
COMMITIEE TO ELECT DARIN MITCHELL
COMMITTEE ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP
13609 W. I:ARLL DRIVE AVONDALE
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86392
COMMITTEE MAILING ADDRESS (If different from above) CITY STATE ZIP
13609 W EARLL DR AVONDALE AZ 86392
COMMITTEE TELEPHONE#
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(602) 609-0563
DARJNMITCHELLREALTOR@YAHOO.COM
REALLOCATION OPTION: A partlclpaOng candidate for legislature In a one -party dominant legislative district
who Is qualified for the party primary election of the dominant party may elect to reallocate 11 portion of funds
from the general election period to the primary election period (A.R.S. 16 -952(0). If you believe that you are
eligible and you wish to choose this option, please check the box to the right
Select the box that applies:
D A. The Candidate is proceeding as a n independent.
Yes, I wish to raallocele:
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B. The Candidate is applying to qualify for funding for a party primary of a political organization entitled to
continued representation on the official ballot as prescribed In A.R.S. 16 -804.
D C. The Candidate Is applying to qualify for fund ing for a general election as a party's nominee of a political
organization entitled to continued representation on the official ballot as prescribed In A.R.S. 16 -804.
I hereby certify that this Application to Receive Funds and Qualifying Report, and accompanying materials to this
statement, are true and com plate to the best of my knowledge and belief.

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NAME OF CANDIDATE:
RESIDENCE ADDRESS:
MAILING ADDRESS:
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE
STATE OF ARIZONA
RECEIPT FILING OF NOMINATION PETITION AND REQUIRED FORMS
Mitchell, Darin
Last) (First)
1150 E. Acacia Circle Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
13509 W. Earll Drive Avondale, fl..Z 85392
PHONE NUMBER: (602) 509-0553 FAX NUMBER:------ EMAIL ADDRESS: electdarin@rocketmail.com
OFFICE SOUGHT: State Representative DISTRICT NUMBER: 13
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D AMERICANS ELECT D DEMOCRATIC 0 GREEN D LIBERTARIAN 0 REPUBLICAN
PETITION SIGNATURES REQUIRED 391 1,171 PETITION SIGNATURE SHEETS RECEIVED: (lJ
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FOR -QUAL CANDIDATES ONLY: CIRCULATOR COVER SHEET RECEIVED: U PETITION ID #:
MAX# OF E-QUAL SI.GNATURES (not more than 50% of the min required):
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NUMBER OF SHEETS: NUMBER OF SIGNATURES:
FOR STATEWIDE OFFICES ONLY:
COUNTY NUMBER OF SHEETS NUMBER OF SIGNATURES
E-Qual Regular Total E-Qual Regular Total
0 0
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ADDITIONAL SIGNATURES
45 45 573 573
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FORMS TO BE FILED WITH PETITIONS:
STATE/LEGISLATIVE CANDIDATE FEDERAL CANDIDATE
[Z] NOMINATION PAPER, AFFIDAVIT OF QUALIFICATION &
CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAWS STATEMENT
DNOMINATION PAPER. AFFIDAVIT OF QUALIFICATION
0 FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT D STATEMENT ON RECALL (OPTIONAL)
NOTE: Each candidate for a state or legislative office must file with the Secretary of State either a political committee Statement of
Organization or a $500 Threshold Exemption Statement. ID#: . . : 2 : . : . . 0 ~ 1 2 : . . : 0 0 : . : . 4 . : . . . 4 : . : . 2 _______ _
[ZJ STATEMENT OF ORGANIZATION or 0 $500 THRESHOLD EXEMPTION STATEMENT
This is to acknowledge that all forms required by law to be submitted to the Secretary of State for nomination bv Arizona Primary
Election to be held on August 28, 2012 have been received In this office on the 30 day of May . 2012.
Candidate or Representative: T" / <- ,1..-1 ,.(,\ (, .lc.vc:y-
Office Revision 0312812012
KEN BENNETT
Secretary of State by
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NAME OF CANDIDATE
DARIN MITCHELL
OFFICE SOUGHT
STATE REPRESENTATIVE- DISTRICT 13
CANDIDATE'S ADDRESS
13509 W EARLL DR
STATE OF ARIZONA
PARTICIPATING CANDIDATE'S
APPLICATION TO RECEIVE FUNDS
AND QUALIFYING CONTRIBUTION REPORT
Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes 16 -950
I PARTY AFFILIATION
REPUBLICAN
I ELECTION CYCLE
2012
CITY
AVONDALE
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COMMiTTEE li:1 NUNMER
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DATE
08/06/2012
STATE ZIP
AZ. 85392
CANDIDATE'S TELEPHONE#
I CANDIDATE'S FAX# ,_CANDIDATE'S EMAIL ADDRESS
(602) 509-0553 DARJNMITCHELLREALTOR@YAHOO.COM
NAME OF POLITICAL COMMITTEE
COMMITTEE TO ELECT DARIN MITCHELL
COMMITTEE ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP
13509 W. EARLL DRIVE AVONDALE AZ 85392
COMMITTEE MAILING ADDRESS (if different from above) CITY STATE ZIP
13509 W EARLL DR AVONDALE AZ. 86392
COMMITTEE TELEPHONE#
I COMMITTEE FAX# I COMMITTEE EMAIL ADDRESS
(602) 509-0553 DARINMITCHELLREALTOR@YAHOO.COM
REALLOCATION OPTION: A participating candidate for legislature In a one -party dominant legislative district
who Is qualified for the party primary election of the dominant party may elect to reallocate a portion of funds
from the general election period to the primary election period (A.R.S. 16 952(D). If you believe that you are
eligible and you wish to choose this option, please check the box to the righl
Yes. I wish to reallocate:
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Select the box that applies:
OA. The Candidate is proceeding as a n independent.
~ B . The Candidate is applying to qualify for funding for a party primary of a political organization entitled to
continued representation on the official ballot as prescribed in A.R.S. 16 -804.
lfl C. The Candidate is applying to qualify for fund ing for a general election as a party's nominee of a political
organization entitled to continued representation on the official ballot as prescribed in A.R.S. 16 -804.
PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: Entry
Number of non-duplicative qualifying contributions received (attached list sorted by county)( A.R.S. 16-950(8)):
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Number of original qualifying contribution reporting slips attached AR S. 16950(8) and 16-946(C)):
Sum of qualifying contributions collected (Candidate' or Committee's c heck or money order for an amount equal
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to the sum of qualifying contributions Is attached) ( A.R. S. 16-950(8);
I hereby certify that this Application to Receive Funds and Qualifying Report, and accompanying materials to this .$1 J a.() Q '}>,...,..
statement, are true and com plete to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Candidate's Signature Date
Office Revision 9/07
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This is to acknowledge that all forms required by law to be submitted to the Secretary of State for qualifying for
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KEN BENNETT
Secretary of Slate by:
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