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Southern Arizonan among challengers to Republican Chair Ward in riven party

Jan 15, 2021 - The Arizona Daily Star
Board and Executive Moves


The chair of Arizona’s Republican Party, Kelli Ward, has become the center of national attention in recent weeks, for better or worse.

A Southern Arizona Republican, Sergio Arellano, says it has been for the worse. He’s one of three candidates challenging Ward’s effort to continue as party chair when the GOP state committee meets on Jan. 23, in person in Phoenix and remotely.

The meeting comes as the party is riven by conflict over Ward’s efforts to pur...