Huppenthal apparently getting signatures outside AZ capitol, April 09.
PHOENIX -- I heard this yesterday and now some important news is breaking today due to good reporting by Amanda Soares at the Arizona Guardian, a solid news source from the capitol.
It appears Sen. John Huppenthal (R-LD20-Chandler) has been collecting signatures for his campaign for Superintendent of Public Instruction, seemingly in violation of state election law.
Experts say Arizona law prohibits an elected official from collecting signatures on nominating petitions for a different position while still in office.
Huppenthal told the Guardian that he has been collecting signatures for the petitions. But the veteran lawmaker said he did not think that was against Arizona's "resign to run" statute.
Arizona elections law experts seem to disagree.
Good luck, John, in your race, but you should probably now resign from the Senate.