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Chester Crandell
Republican candidate for State Senate District 6

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State Senate poses sharp contrast

The primaries for the state senate seat representing Rim Country qualified as boring – with one candidate from each party in the running.

Senate hopeful’s education plan spurs debate

State legislative forum sparks blunt exchange with school board member about budget cuts

A brief, fierce exchange about whether the Legislature has crippled public schools provided one of the liveliest moments in last week’s appearance of Republican candidates for the state legislative seats that represent Rim Country. The moment came when Payson Unified School District Board Member Barbara Shepherd challenged Rep. Chester Crandell’s plan to dramatically change the way the state funds K-12 schools.

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Candidates declare war on feds

State legislative contenders stress crusade to undo terms of statehood so Arizona can control federal lands

The three Republican contenders for the state House and Senate seats representing Rim Country launched a full-throated call to wage figurative war on the federal government at a joint appearance last week before the Payson Tea Party.

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