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AG candidate Diego Rodriguez resigns from Arizona House

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Posted at 9:56 PM, Nov 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-12 23:56:53-05

PHOENIX (AP) — Another member of the Arizona House of Representatives is stepping down.

Democratic Rep. Diego Rodriguez of Phoenix submitted his resignation Friday and says it will be effective on Wednesday.

Rodriguez is running for attorney general. His departure further shakes up the Legislature, which has seen an unusually large number of resignations from lawmakers leaving for personal reasons or to focus on their campaigns for higher office.

Rodriguez is in the middle of his second term in the House representing District 27, which includes South Phoenix and Laveen.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will choose a replacement from a list of candidates selected by Democratic precinct committee members from the district.

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