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Leslie “Gene” Lemon – Republican – Maricopa County

January 1999 – January 2004

Governor Jane Dee Hull appointed Phoenix resident Gene Lemon as chairman of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission in 1999 for a term that will expire in 2004. Mr. Lemon received his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Illinois. He retired as vice president-administration from VIAD Corp. (formerly Dial Corp. and Greyhound Corp.), where he also spent 27 years (1972-1999) as assistant general counsel and general counsel. From 1964-1969 Mr. Lemon was senior attorney for Armour and Co. From 1964-1969 he served as assistant general counsel to the American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliated companies. Mr. Lemon has served on numerous boards, including board of directors (1992-1997) and chairman of the audit committee (1993-1995) for FINOVA Group Inc.; board of directors (1995-1997) for the Food & Drug Law Institute; board of directors (1989-1995) for the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce; board of directors (1985-1998) and chairman of the board (1993-1995) for the Phoenix Children’s Hospital; board of trustees (1985-1998) and president (1990-1992) for the Phoenix Art Museum; and grand president (1974-1976) and currently legal counsel for Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. Mr. Lemon currently serves on the board of directors of the American Arbitration Association; the National Conference of Commissioners of Uniform State Laws; and the board of visitors for the University of California-Davis School of Medicine. Mr. Lemon is a member of the American Bar Association; the Association of General Counsel; Arizona State Bar; Maricopa County Bar Association; International Bar Association; Arizona Club; City Square Racquet Club and Paradise Valley Country Club.