No. 1 CA-CV 14-0272A.

335 P.3d 523 (2014)

Steve GALLARDO, an individual; Lydia Guzman, an individual; Marcus Lara, an individual; Rose Marie Duran Lopez, an individual; Randloph Lumm, an individual; and Martin Quezada, an individual, Plaintiffs/Appellants, v. STATE of Arizona, a body politic; Helen Purcell, in her official capacity as Maricopa County Recorder; Karen Osborne, in her official capacity as Maricopa County Director of Elections; Maricopa County board of Supervisors; and Denny Barney, Steve Chueri, Andy Kunasek, Clint L. Hickman, and Mary Rose Wilcox, in their official capacities as members of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Defendants/Appellees.

Court of Appeals of Arizona, Division 1.

As Amended July 29, 2014.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Perkins Coie LLP, By Paul F. Eckstein , Jessica L. Everett-Garcia , D. Andrew Gaona and Alexis E. Danneman , Phoenix, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, By Robert A. Kengle and Rosa E. Zamora , Washington, D.C., Pro Hac Vice Co-Counsel for Plaintiffs/Appellants.

Arizona Attorney General's Office, By Robert L. Ellman and David D. Weinzweig , Phoenix, Counsel for Defendant/Appellee State of Arizona.

Presiding Judge MICHAEL J. BROWN delivered the Opinion of the Court, in which Judge DONN KESSLER joined and Judge RANDALL M. HOWE specially concurred.


BROWN, Judge.

¶ 1 In this opinion we address the constitutionality of a statute that mandates adding two at-large positions to the boards of community college districts located within counties of at least three million people. For reasons explained below, we conclude the statute is a special law that violates the Arizona Constitution.


¶ 2 Ten community college districts...

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