November 14, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Central Time
Law & Democracy Series: Arizona Election Administrator Panel
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Room 125
RSVP for Lunch here: https://forms.office.com/r/PZTRQwJ3n1
Arizona Elections Administrators have been at the front lines of the democratic process. The panelists have unique experiences witnessing election law in action and the effect it has on administering elections at the local and state levels. Their backgrounds and current roles offer insight into the effects of political polarization on the electoral process and how lawyers can participate in the preservation of democracy.
Amy B. Chan was admitted to the Arizona State Bar in 1999 and serves as the General Counsel to the Arizona Secretary of State's Office. Chan is also a Commissioner for the Arizona Citizens for Clean Elections.
Colleen Connor is the Arizona State Elections Director. Connor was admitted to the Arizona State Bar in 1994, has over 25 years of election law experience, and is a Certified Election Officer.
Lisa Marra serves as the Deputy Director of Elections for Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes. Lisa joined the executive team in March 2023, after serving as the Director of Elections in Cochise County, Arizona where she was Community Relations Administrator for the Board of Supervisors overseeing legislative affairs, public relations, and management of federal grant funds before being appointed Director of Elections in 2017.
The Law and Democracy Series involves several speakers and events occurring at the College of Law that address the degradation of democracy, the deep polarization in our political culture, and the role of lawyers in preserving and thinking about democracy and the rule of law. This Series is provided by generous support from Ron and the late Barb Schaefer.