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Steve Pierce Chosen To Replace Arizona Rep. David Stringer

Republican Steve Pierce has been sworn in to the Arizona House of Representatives filling the seat left vacant by David Stringer, who resigned amid an ethics probe.

Pierce took the oath of office Wednesday hours after he was selected by the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors.

Stringer stepped down a week ago ahead of the release of documents showing he was accused of paying teens for sex in 1983 in Baltimore. He has denied wrongdoing.

Pierce is a rancher who served in the Legislature for eight years and led the Senate in 2012.

His return to the Legislature restores Republicans majority in the House, where legislation was stalled for a week as the GOP lacked enough votes to pass legislation without support from Democrats.

To talk more about that, Katie Campbell of the Arizona Capitol Times, joined The Show.

Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.