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Carl E. Lopez – Democrat – Pima County

January 1999 – January 2002

Secretary of State Betsey Bayless appointed Oro Valley resident Carl Lopez to the Citizens Clean Elections Commission in 1999 for a term that will expire in 2002. Mr. Lopez received a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Arizona. He served as principal and developer of Luz Academy of Tucson charter school (1997-1998); principal of Academia Cotopaxi in Quito, Ecuador (1984-1986); administrator, principal and teacher for the Tucson Unified School District (1953-1983) and in the U.S. Army (1950-1953). Currently, he is retired. Mr. Lopez has a history of volunteering, including a lifelong involvement in the Tucson community. He has been president of the Pima County Sports Hall of Fame since 1995, as well as Arizona state director of training for economic security, investments, telephone fraud and diversities for the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). He was consultant and trainer of trainers in employment and retirement planning for the AARP (1985-1995); co-chairperson for the committee for recruitment, registration and training of volunteers for the National Senior Olympics in Tucson (1997); and a member of the committee for the celebration of the birthday of Tucson, Los Descendientes del Presidio de Tucson (1995).