TUCSON, Ariz. - Former Arizona lawmaker Steve Farley will run for mayor, he announced on Twitter Thursday.
I love living in Tucson and I care about our community, which is why I’m running for Mayor. I'll discuss my campaign tonight, which we're going to show LIVE from the Nucleus Club, on my Facebook page at 6 p.m. https://t.co/vkFJXBBv08— Steve Farley (@SteveFarleyAZ) January 10, 2019
Farley, 56, ran for governor last year but lost in the Democratic primary. He represented the 28th District in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2007 to 2013 and the 9th District in the state Senate from 2013 to 2019.
He will face off against candidates including Tucson City Council member Regina Romero. who announced her mayoral candidacy Wednesday, as well as Joe Arocha. They will vie to replace Jonathan Rothschild, who has held the office since 2011 and will not seek a third term.
Farley will speak at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Democratic Nucleus Club meeting at Viscount Suites Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway.