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Yassamin Ansari to resign from Phoenix City Council, focus on run for Congress

Phoenix City Council Member Yassamin Ansari will soon resign to focus on her congressional campaign.

Ansari announced she’ll step down from the council on March 28. She posted a resignation letter on the platform X, formerly known as Twitter.

Ansari is running for the congressional seat held by fellow Democrat Ruben Gallego, who is running for Senate.

The council will choose a replacement for Ansari in April. 

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Greg Hahne started as a news intern at KJZZ in 2020 and returned as a field correspondent in 2021. He learned his love for radio by joining Arizona State University's Blaze Radio, where he worked on the production team.