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PHOENIX -- A newly appointed state senator whose eligibility to fill a vacancy is being challenged by another legislator had told the Legislature earlier this year that he lived in a Phoenix suburb, not the rural northeastern Arizona county where he says he lives now.

The Arizona Capitol Times reports that Carlyle Begay said he lived in Gilbert in Maricopa County when Senate confirmation of his appointment to a state authority was pending.

Begay changed his voter registration to Apache County before Apache County supervisors recently appointed him to fill the 7th Legislative District's vacant Senate seat.

Democratic Rep. Albert Hale says Begay should be removed from office because he hadn't lived in the district long enough.

Begay didn't immediately return calls. He's said he has maintained residency within Apache County.

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