The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to appoint Geraldine Peten to fill the Legislative District 4 seat in the Arizona House of Representatives. The seat was left vacant by the July resignation of Jesus Rubalcava.
Peten earned her doctor of education degree and two masters degrees. She has worked as an educational consultant as well as a school superintendent and administrator.
“The Board was presented with well-qualified candidates. Dr. Peten’s proven leadership abilities and experience will allow her to represent the varied needs of the residents in this geographically large legislative district,” said District 5 Supervisor Steve Gallardo, whose supervisorial district includes portions of Legislative District 4.
“Her experience will help her get educated about the issues before the Legislature is back in session. The legislative district spans urban and rural areas across multiple counties, and she’ll certainly need to think about the needs of all the residents,” said District 4 Supervisor Clint Hickman. Supervisorial District 4 also includes part of Legislative District 4.