By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times
The Goldwater Institute is losing its top staffer.
CEO Darcy Olsen spent 16 years leading the conservative think tank, but is leaving the organization effective today, according to spokeswoman Starlee Coleman.
Olsen cited family needs for leaving the Goldwater Institute — she is a foster mother who has adopted three infants who have stayed in her home.
“I’m looking forward to charting a new course that gives me more time with my family and involves greater advocacy for children,” Olsen said in a statement.