Maricopa supervisors narrow search for Steve Chucri's replacement

By Vaughan Jones
Published: Friday, December 3, 2021 - 12:49pm
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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has reached the final interview phase with seven candidates to replace Supervisor Steve Chucri, following his resignation from the position.

Supervisors must replace Chucri with a Republican who lives in District 2, which covers the eastern part of the county, including portions of Mesa and Scottsdale.

Chucri resigned from the board earlier this month, after recordings surfaced of him discussing potential fraud in the 2020 presidential election and insulting his colleagues on the board.

Potential appointees include two former East Valley City Council members, two high-ranking officials at real estate development companies, two attorneys and one former mayor of the town of Paradise Valley. 

The appointee, who may be announced as early as Wednesday, will serve until voters elect someone new to the seat in November 2022.