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Democratic state Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai resigns

Published: Thursday, December 23, 2021 - 10:13am
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Jamescita Peshlakai is a Democratic state senator representing District 7 in Arizona's Congress.

Another senator has resigned from the state Legislature Wednesday. This time the democratic senator from District 7. 

Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai announced her resignation effective immediately after four terms. 

According to a report from the Arizona Republic, she is taking an appointment from the Biden administration in the Department of Interior. She told them part of her decision came due to low pay from the legislature. 

Her replacement is required to be the same party by state law. The legislative session will have 13 new members when it starts Jan. 10.