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Royann J. Parker – Republican - Pima County

Secretary of State Jan Brewer appointed Royann Parker to succeed former Commissioner Clark Dierks, who resigned due to health reasons. Mrs. Parker's term will expire January 31, 2011. Mrs. Parker graduated Cum Laude in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in history and secondary education from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. She was a successful Republican primary candidate in 1982 for the District 20 seat in the Arizona House of Representatives previously held for many years by her mother, Lillian Jordan. During her extensive public service over three decades, Mrs. Parker was executive secretary on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., from 1979 to 1981 for Arizona Congressman Eldon Rudd; served as a chief assistant for a commissioner of the Arizona Corporation Commission; was legislative assistant for a governor of Arizona; a commissioner on Appellate Court appointments for two years; an executive assistant for nine years to the assistant director and director of the Arizona Department of Administration and Arizona Department of Revenue. She also was a commercial bank loan officer for five years. Mrs. Parker's husband, David, is risk manager for Pima County, and she currently spends full time raising their two young daughters, Kathryn and Leann, taking care of her mother, and as a substitute teacher for the past four years at Casas Christian School in Oro Valley.