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By Maria Polletta | Arizona Republic
Tiffany Shedd is the first candidate to formally announce a 2022 bid for Arizona attorney general.
Tiffany Shedd, the Eloy lawyer and cotton farmer who unsuccessfully fought to unseat Democratic Congressman Tom O’Halleran last year, became the first candidate to announce a 2022 bid for Arizona attorney general on Monday.
In a statement, the 52-year-old Republican said the recent surge in migrant arrivals at Arizona’s southern border had prompted her to pursue the office.
Though the Attorney General’s Office also prosecutes sex crimes, seeks restitution for victims of scams and manages child-welfare cases, among other responsibilities, she stressed that she would “use every means available to enforce Arizona’s laws at the border” if elected.
“I’ve never seen anything as dangerous as what Arizona is facing right now,” Shedd said of the situation in border communities. “We need a conservative attorney general who will hold the line and protect the people of Arizona against Washington’s dangerous socialist policies.”