Lieberman says “I think our politics are broken and our leaders aren’t stepping up to meet the challenge where we’re at right now.”
By Andrew Oxford | Arizona Republic
State Rep. Aaron Lieberman said he will seek the Democratic nomination for governor of Arizona in 2022.
Now in his second term as a legislator representing Paradise Valley and parts of north central Phoenix, Lieberman launched his campaign arguing that some of the biggest decisions at the Capitol in recent years, whether on the budget, education or the environment, have amounted to missed opportunities.
“I’ve seen the state Legislature up close and personal over the last three years and it is where a lot of good ideas go to die,” he said in an interview.
Lieberman added: “I think our politics are broken and our leaders aren’t stepping up to meet the challenge where we’re at right now. We’ve definitely been knocked down on the mat with COVID. We’re getting back up but I think there’s an opportunity to do things in a new way and to do that, we need a different approach and — honestly — different leaders than we’ve had in the state.”