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About the Commissioners
Celebrating 100 Years of Serving Arizona Citizens
About the Commission's Securities Division
What is the Arizona Corporation Commission?
The Arizona Corporation Commission is a state regulatory body charged with several important responsibilities. The Commission:
Who formed the Commission and when?
The authors of the Arizona Constitution created the Commission in 1912 as an agency independent of the legislature, the executive branch or the judiciary. The Commission is an unusual public entity in that only a handful of other states have constitutionally formed commissions. Then, as now, the goal was to have an agency that could balance the enormous economic power wielded by large corporations-such as the railroads of that era-with the needs of ordinary citizens.
Who Chooses the Commissioners?
You do! As a registered voter, you choose the Commissioners when you vote in a statewide election.