Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Former State Lawmaker Terri Proud Wants To Make Political Comeback

Posted By on Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 11:15 AM

The Weekly mentioned a few weeks ago that former state lawmaker Terri Proud would not be challenging state Rep. Ethan Orr in a Republican primary in Legislative District 9, which includes central Tucson and the Catalina foothills.

We noted at the time that Proud could move into Legislative District 11, a much more conservative district that would better suit her political bent. And it appears that's just what Proud has done; she has announced via Facebook that she's looking at running for the House of Representatives in LD11, which includes Oro Valley, Pinal County and a southern portion of Maricopa County.

Right now, the two LD11 House seat are held by Republicans Adam Kwasman and Steve Smith. Kwasman announced this week that he's exploring a congressional run against U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (and that exploration is just a fig leaf to avoid Arizona's resign-to-run law), while Smith is planning to run for the LD11 Senate seat now held by Al Melvin, who plans to run for governor next year.

So far, two other Republicans have announced their interest in the open House seats: Bob Westerman, a former chairman of the Pima County Republican Party, and Vince Leach, a conservative activist who has the endorsement of Melvin and Smith.


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