Rep. Lieberman resigns to run for governor

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By Nathan Brown | Arizona Capitol Times 

Rep. Aaron Lieberman announced Monday he is resigning from the state House of Representatives to focus on his gubernatorial campaign. 

Lieberman, a Paradise Valley Democrat, represents Legislative District 28, which includes Paradise Valley and much of north-central Phoenix. He is running for his party’s gubernatorial nomination in 2022 against former Nogales Mayor Marco López and now-Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. His resignation is effective today. 

“While I will miss many of my legislative colleagues, other work calls at this time,” Lieberman said in an email to House Speaker Rusty Bowers, R-Mesa, and Minority Leader Reginald Bolding, D-Laveen. “The simple truth is that running for Governor and serving in the legislature are two incredibly important jobs that demand near full-time service. My full focus will now be on the race for Arizona Governor.” 

Lieberman said that, “while we may disagree with each other at times over policy issues, it is so important that we find ways to do so without being disagreeable. I appreciate the tone that both you (Bowers) and Minority Leader Bolding set in this regard.” 

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