Expelled Arizona lawmaker files to run for state Senate

Don Shooter filed signatures to run in the state Senate primary in Legislative District 13. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
He wouldn’t comment on the circumstances surrounding his expulsion. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

PHOENIX (AP) –

An ex-lawmaker who was kicked out of the Arizona House of Representatives because of a lengthy pattern of sexual misconduct has filed signatures to be on the ballot for state Senate.

Don Shooter, a Yuma Republican, said he filed more than 900 signatures to run in the state Senate primary in Legislative District 13.

[RELATED: Ex-lawmaker expelled for misconduct open to serving again]

He wouldn’t comment on the circumstances surrounding his expulsion. He said he wants to talk about policy issues, such as the water needs of the agriculture industry and public education.

[RELATED: AZ House votes to expel Rep. Don Shooter]

Incumbent State Sen. Sine Kerr and Brent Backus are two other Republicans who filed signatures to run for the seat.

Democrat Michelle Harris is also running.

[SPECIAL SECTION: Arizona Politics]

The deadline for filing petitions for candidacy is 5 p.m. on May 30.

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