Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton (D), who appears to be the prohibitive favorite to replace Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Phoenix) in the US House (she is running for the Senate), announced that he will resign his current position on May 29th. Under Arizona election law, a sitting public official running for another office must resign the current position in order to appear on the ballot for the subsequent office. The move means Phoenix will soon see a councilmember ascend to the Mayor’s position on an interim basis followed by a special election. The winner will then serve the balance of the term.
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