STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATOR DAVID LIVINGSTON
It has been a rather wild last couple of weeks. I have been campaigning for State Treasurer for several months and was recently asked to consider an opportunity in the private sector that would allow me to work on some issues very near and dear to my heart.
The challenge was that I didn’t feel it would be at all appropriate to take on outside professional obligations in the context of a year-round statewide office with the kinds of responsibilities that being State Treasurer would entail. Yet I love public service and covet the prospect of being able to continue doing good things for Arizona.
So Tracy and I have spent the last couple of weeks trying to figure out the best way to balance these important considerations while still being able to serve. Accordingly, after talking with friends, fellow lawmakers, and our extended family, we decided that I would remain in the Legislature instead of pursuing statewide office. This way I can continue fighting for issues like election integrity, protecting taxpayers, border security, pension reform, eliminating our state debt, and more.
And now that the new lines are finally drawn, I have further decided to run for the open House seat in our district (the new LD28) and continue supporting Frank Carroll’s State Senate campaign. I’m also delighted that Representative Beverly Pingerelli is a part of the new LD28. They are both high-quality conservatives and I look forward to working and running with them.
To everyone who supported my State Treasurer campaign, especially the volunteers who helped us collect thousands of signatures, my heartfelt thanks and appreciation. You are the very best – each and every one of you, and I am looking forward to continuing our association as I continue to focus on serving our great state.
Paid for by Vote Livingston for House LD28