Board of Supervisors Appoint New Representatives for Districts 8 and 11.
At this morning's Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board appointed new Representatives for Legislative Districts 8 and 11.
Neal Carter was appointed to District 8 following the recent passing of Frank Pratt and will serve out the remainder of Pratt's term until the end of 2022.
Teresa Martinez was appointed to District 11 following the resignation of Bret Roberts at the end of September and will serve out the remainder of Roberts' term until the end of 2022.
District 11 covers the City of Maricopa, parts of Casa Grande, as well as Arizona City, Red Rock, Marana, and Saddlebrooke, plus areas into Pima County, north of Tucson. District 8 encompasses the majority of Pinal County and a portion of Gila County.
Board of Supervisors Chairman Stephen Miller commented on the selections, "I want to thank all six candidates we interviewed for putting themselves forward, it was a highly competitive process, and all six candidates presented well. Congratulations to both Neal and Teresa, and we look forward to working with and supporting them in any way that we can in their new roles."
Carter Neal Carter has been a resident of San Tan Valley since 2010. Neal works in the private sector for Nuix, a tech company offering document management software. He is licensed as a lawyer in Arizona, holding a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law and a B.A. from UCLA. Neal's extensive local community involvement includes acting as general counsel for both the Pinal County Republican Committee and for the San Tan Valley Advisory Council.
Additionally, Neal volunteers with Compassion Queen Creek, as well as for veterans organizations, Pinal County's 'Adopt-a-Road' program, and with his church, including at the prisons in Florence.
Neal Carter said of his appointment, "I am humbled to step into the shoes of the late Frank Pratt, shoes which really can't be filled. Thank you to the Board of Supervisors for their vote of confidence. Serving as your state representative is a position of sacred trust, and it is my commitment to serve the people of District 8 with as much diligence as I can to live up to that trust."
*Meet Teresa Martinez
Teresa Martinez was born and raised in Pinal County and has lived in Casa Grande for the past fifty years. Teresa has been involved with the Pinal County Republican Party since 2002 and has worked for Congressman Paul Gosar since 2004, where she serves as Director of Coalitions and Hispanic Outreach. In previous roles, she has worked for Secretary of State Michele Reagan and Congressman Rick Renzi.
Teresa Martinez said of her appointment, "I want to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Pinal County Board of Supervisors for their hard work and commitment to fulfill the representation for State District 11. It is with great honor and privilege to be selected to fulfill the term of Brett Roberts and represent the great people of this district. We are in a very fragile time in our state which I intend to face head-on. I am a believer that hard work and conservative principles are still a guiding light to success for our great state."