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Updated Aug 14, 2014 - 1:44 pm

Former Arizona legislator announces run to replace Sen. Chester Crandell

PHOENIX — A former Arizona legislator who is now a Navajo County
supervisor wants to run for a state Senate seat vacated by a lawmaker’s death.

The Arizona Capitol Times reported that Republican
Sylvia Allen on Wednesday announced her candidacy for the District 6 seat which
was held by Chester Crandell, a Heber Republican killed when he fell from a
horse.

Allen served in the Senate from 2008 through 2012, when she was elected to the
county Board of Supervisors.

Crandell’s name will remain on the Aug. 26 primary election ballot, but
Republican Party officials afterward will pick a replacement candidate to run in
the general election.

Tom O’Halleran, a former legislator who held office as a Republican, is running
for the Senate seat as an independent.

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