Maricopa County Board of Supervisors pick Jack Sellers as newest member
PHOENIX — The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously chose a new member on Wednesday to replace an outgoing supervisor.
Jack Sellers was chosen over 12 other applicants in the bid to replace Denny Barney as District 1 supervisor.
By unanimous vote, the new District 1 Supervisor is former Chandler council member and Vice Mayor and Arizona State Transportation Board chair @jacksellers
Congrats, Supervisor Sellers!
— Maricopa County (@maricopacounty) February 13, 2019
Barney resigned two weeks ago. He will assume full-time duties as president of the the nonprofit East Valley Partnership.
Sellers, a Chandler native with city council experience, beat out ex-state legislators Steve Yarbrough, Jill Norgaard, Greg Patterson, Warde Nichols and Tom Forese.
David Richins of Mesa and Mark Stewart of Chandler, Brandon Schmoll, Frank Schmuck, Angela Creedon, Rusdon Ray and Jimmy Lindblum also applied for the post.
The district includes Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe and part of Phoenix.
Barney’s term ends in 2020. Sellers will have to run for the seat after the term is up if he wants to stay on the board.
Applicants had to be registered to vote in the district and be in the same political as the outgoing supervisor. Barney is Republican.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.