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Arizona Corporation Commissioners: Election Versus Appointment

Why do you think that the framers of the Arizona Constitution wanted the Corporation Commissioners to be elected rather than appointed? Do you think this is the best way of getting quality people into those positions of power? Why or why not?

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This is a subjective question asking for your opinion, but let me give you some background to the Corporation Commission that might help you understand the thinking behind the Arizona Constitution in this regard. The Corporation Commission is responsible for the regulation of public utilities within the state. In addition, Arizona has expanded the duties of the Commission to include the facilitating of the incorporation of various businesses, securities ...