He Was Just Expelled From the Arizona House for Harassment. Now He's Running for State Senate.
It seemed like the politically unthinkable a few short months ago.
Don Shooter — the former Arizona lawmaker expelled from office for sexually harassing women — has qualified to appear on the ballot as a candidate for the state Legislature.
Shooter is running in the Republican primary for the Arizona Senate in his old district, which covers parts of Yuma and areas in western metro Phoenix. He filed 828 signatures Wednesday — far more than the 474 required to make the ballot.
“I’ve learned some lessons and I’m ready to serve," Shooter said after filing his paperwork. "Simple as that."
On Feb. 1, the Arizona House voted to expel Shooter after investigators concluded he sexually harassed at least seven women over many years, including fellow lawmakers, a lobbyist and the former publisher of The Arizona Republic.