Monday, July 15, 2013

Sen. Landrum Taylor appoints San Carlos attorney to CCEC

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Senate Democratic Leader Leah Landrum Taylor today announced the appointment of Steve M. Titla to the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission.

Mr. Titla is an attorney and Marine Corps veteran from San Carlos and is a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe.

"I am very pleased that Steve has agreed to serve on the Citizens Clean Elections Commission," said Sen. Landrum Taylor. "With 30 years of experience in both state and tribal law, he will bring a wonderful perspective and make an outstanding contribution to the Commission's important work."

Mr. Titla is a partner in the Titla & Parsi law firm and is admitted to practice law both in Arizona and on the San Carlos Apache Reservation. The firm represents the San Carlos Apache Tribe as special counsel and has also served as legal counsel for the election boards of the San Carlos Apache and San Juan Southern Paiute Tribes.

Previously, Mr.Titla was an attorney with the Navajo Nation Department of Justice and has served as president of the National Native American Bar Association.

In addition to a B.S. and J.D. from Arizona State University, Mr. Titla earned an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix.

From 1974-76 Mr. Titla served in the U.S. Marine Corps, leaving with an honorable discharge. He also served in the Arizona National Guard until his honorable discharge in 1980.

Mr. Titla's term on the Citizen's Clean Elections Commission expires in January of 2018.

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