Attorney General Mark Brnovich talks to supporters at a Republican election night party in Phoenix, Ariz. | Ross D. Franklin/AP Photo
By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | Arizona Republic
Attorney General Mark Brnovich speaks at a press conference announcing the multi-state investigation, arrest and criminal indictment involving Maricopa County Assessor Paul D. Petersen at the Office of the Attorney General on Oct. 9, 2019.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate race’s Republican primary in 2022, jumping into what is expected to be a hotly contested battle to challenge incumbent Sen. Mark Kelly.
Brnovich, a libertarian-leaning Republican who has served as the state’s top prosecutor since 2015, becomes the third Republican to get into the race and the most well-known politically.
“Trust and freedom aren’t just buzz words for me,” Brnovich, the son of immigrants who fled communism in the former Yugoslavia, said in a written statement announcing his candidacy.
“I’m a lifelong prosecutor and I’ve been honored to serve Arizona as Attorney General for two terms. Every day, I fight on behalf of Arizonans, going toe-to-toe with elected officials, bureaucrats, agencies, and corporations. I’ve spent my career taking on the hard fights.”