by Will Greene
Jim Holway, a prominent advocate for water sustainability has indicated interest in a run for the Arizona Corporation Commission in 2014 according to jimholway.com. This would make him the first non-incumbent 2014 ACC candidate to form an exploratory committee. Two seats are open in next years mid-term contest, with Commissioner Gary Pierce terming off the Commission, and Commissioner Brenda Burns presumably running for re-election assuming she doesn’t throw her hat in for a different post. The 2014 general election is 20 months away.
Holway was elected to represent Maricopa County on the Central Arizona Water Conservation District Board in 2010 receiving an Arizona Republic endorsement and an impressive vote haul.
He is formerly the Director of the Western Lands and Communities program, a Professor of Practice in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University, the ASU Coordinator for the Arizona Water Institute, and Assistant Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources.