Phoenix Mayor Resigns to Run for Congress

May 25, 2018 AT 10:00 AM

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will step down as the leader of the nation's fifth largest city at noon on May 29 to run for Congress.

Stanton announced his bid for Congressional District 9 in October to run for the seat Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema will vacate to run for U.S. Senate, but he's stayed quiet about his resignation plans until now.

State law requires elected officials to step down from their positions before turning in election petitions for a different office. Stanton's petitions are due May 30.

Stanton, a Democrat, served two terms as a councilman in Phoenix District 6 before he was elected mayor for the first time in 2011.

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