State House candidate's residency questioned

September 17, 2012

A Maricopa County Superior Court Judge is expected to rule Monday on the eligibility of state House candidate Darin Mitchell for office.
From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein has more.

First time candidate Mitchell, who defeated fellow Republican Representative Russ Jones in a three-way primary last month in the GOP-leaning District 13 has had his residency questioned.

Judge Robert Oberbillig will decide whether Mitchell is an official resident of District 13 or the Democratic-leaning 19, where he’s lived with his fiancée. 

County elections officials have said the ruling must come by 5 p.m. Monday afternoon in order for overseas ballots to be printed in time for November’s election.

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