Report: Arizona lawmaker won’t run for re-election in 2020
PHOENIX (AP) — A conservative lawmaker who has played a leading role in deciding what criminal justice proposals advanced or died in the Arizona Legislature reportedly won’t seek re-election in 2020.
The Arizona Republic reports that Republican Sen. Eddie Farnsworth of Gilbert announced during a Thursday meeting of Legislative 12 Republicans that he plans to retire from the Legislature.
Farnsworth did not immediately respond Saturday to a request by The Associated Press for comment on the report.
Farnsworth is currently current chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and previously served as House Judiciary Committee chairman.
Farnsworth is a school-choice advocate who in 2018 sold his Benjamin Franklin charter schools in a deal that included having him continue to serve as a paid consultant to the chain.