I suspect that the legislative districts were approximately equal in population, although the 1901 legislature likely had not been re-apportioned since the 1900 census, so population changes in at least 10 years wouldn’t have been reflected. Still, it’s interesting that Safford and Thatcher are the homes of two legislators, the same as Phoenix. And Tucson was home to three.
I would guess that there were at least three Mormons in the legislature that year (based on their names and hometowns)? Richard Gibbons of St. Johns, Andrew Kimball of Thatcher (Pres. Kimball’s father) and Chas. Peterson of Mesa.
One of my family members served as clerk in the legislature at the time the territory became a state, but unfortunately he didn’t leave any stories about his service. Those were the old frontier days of the state the Wild West, and all that.