Feathered Bastard

Diane Douglas: Clean Elections Poster Girl

Were it not for the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Act, Diane Douglas would not be Arizona's Superintendent of Public Instruction.

The crazy cat lady now in charge of the Arizona Department of Education would still be a wall-eyed instructor at Glendale's Stained Glass Shop if she hadn't scored $97,620 of free Clean Elections money in the 2014 GOP primary and $146,430 in the general election.

That's just under a quarter of a million bucks total, if you're keeping score at home.

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
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