by Dan Gibson
In the middle of his ethics hearing today, Arizona State Senator Scott Bundgaard quit. It probably would have been a little better for the institution of the Senate if he would have saved everyone some trouble and resigned earlier, but whatever.
From Senate President-elect Steve Pierce:
Today Senator Scott Bundgaard submitted a letter of resignation from the Arizona State Senate. I accept this resignation. I believe Scott did what was best for himself and for his family, and for the State Senate as well. I appreciate his service to the Arizona State Legislature and respect what I know was a difficult decision for him.
I am hopeful we can put this distraction to rest and start the upcoming legislative session with our full focus on working for the people of this great state.