KINGMAN – The Mohave County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 in special session Friday to accept the resignation of Supervisor Steve Moss effective July 25, and to begin the process of appointing a replacement for the remainder of his term.
Moss, elected to represent District 5 in 2013, has been chosen by Gov. Doug Ducey to replace retired Superior Court Judge Steve Conn.
“It is bittersweet to accept this resignation,” Supervisor Hildy Angius said in seconding the motion. “Steve and I ran together and he has been such as asset and joy to this board with all his insight.”
The board is calling for qualified Republican residents of District 5, which covers Mohave Valley, to submit letters of interest and resumes to the clerk of the board by Aug. 18.
Supervisors will review the applications and recommend up to five people to be interviewed on Aug. 28. The final appointment will be placed on the Sept. 5 regular agenda for approval.
“I don’t think we should leave this position open for longer than necessary,” board Chairman Gary Watson said. “We can review them as we start accepting the first one, so I’d think in six weeks we can make a decision.”
Angius asked if the board would interview all candidates or just the top five.
County attorney Ryan Esplin clarified that there could be up to 20 interviews if each supervisor selected five different people. However, he expects duplicate or triplicate choices.
Requirements for the position are minimal, Supervisor Jean Bishop noted. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a resident of the district, registered Republican and able to read and understand English.
To apply by mail, send resumes to Ginny Anderson, Clerk of the Board, Mohave County Board of Supervisors, P.O. Box 7000, Kingman, Arizona 86402-7000.
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In person: 700 W. Beale Street, Third Floor, Kingman.
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