Hank Stephenson | Arizona Capitol Times
For reasons ranging from political ambition to frustration with “crazy bills,’’ many of the state’s elder statesmen are leaving the Capitol.
More than a lifetime’s worth of experience will walk away from the Legislature at the end of the year. Fifteen lawmakers have reached their term limits, announced their retirement from politics or decided to run for other public offices. They will take with them a collective 130 years of legislative experience.