Word is that former state legislator, Doug Clark, has dropped his hat in the ring for the State of Arizona Real Estate Commissioner’s position.
This might be a tough sell to the politically savvy Gov. Jan Brewer, who is in the midst of making agency changes. The Tucson Citizen reported the recent appointments of three new directors to head the state Department of Transportation, Registrar of Contractors and director of the Residential Utility Consumer Office (RUCO).
Clark made a name for himself as chairman of the legislative campaign of a documented…ahem…. shall we say…teller of tall tales? He left the legislature after a slim one-term tenure to tend to his real estate business, which he said was faltering, telling fellow legislators and others that he needed to make some money. As a less than successful realtor, Clark might have some catch-up to do in order to handle the Real Estate Commissioner’s job.
Prior to his brief legislative gig, he was a pastor at the Desert Breeze Community Church, where he also took a hasty and unexpected exit.