3 candidates nominated to replace former Sen. Steve Kaiser in Legislative District 2

By Ben Giles
Published: Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 12:48pm

The Arizona State Senate building
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The Arizona State Senate building in Phoenix.

Arizona Republican leaders in Legislative District 2 have selected three nominees to replace former state Sen. Steve Kaiser, who resigned on June 22.

He’ll be replaced by one of three Republicans: former state lawmaker Shawna Bolick, failed congressional candidate Josh Barnett, or Paul Carver, the district’s Republican Party chair.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors must appoint one of those three nominees to the Senate.

They've got plenty of time to choose — lawmakers aren't scheduled to return to the Capitol on July 31.

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