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Marie Lopez Rogers Unanimously Appointed to Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

Marie Lopez Rogers, Avondale's former mayor, is running for a seat on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors -- and a unanimous decision today by board supervisors to appoint her temporarily to the board just gave her campaign a major boost.

The seat on the board was left vacant by Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox, who resigned to run for a seat in Arizona's Seventh Congressional District which opened up when longtime Congressman Ed Pastor decided to retire.

Former Phoenix Councilman Michael Johnson, a local attorney Otilia Diaz and Christina Arzaga-Williams, who was a policy advisor for former Corporation Commissioner Sandra Kennedy, applied to fill the vacancy but didn't make the cut.

See also: -Steve Gallardo Running for Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Instead of Congress -Ed Pastor to Retire After 23 Years in Congress

Rogers, Johnson, and Senator Steve Gallardo are all running in the August election to fill the Board of Supervisor's District 5 seat. That election will determine who will finish off Wilcox's original term through 2016.

Wilcox was elected to the District 5 seat in 2012.

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"I am thankful to be blessed with this opportunity to continue serving my community," Lopez Rogers said in a statement. "As Mayor [of Avondale], I learned that working together with community members and leaders can bring great results. I look forward to bringing that same loving and cooperative style of leadership to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors."

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