Democratic Arizona Rep. Kirkpatrick won't seek reelection
FILE - IN this Nov. 8, 2016 file photo, Democratic senatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., speaks to supporters during an election night party in Phoenix. Kirkpatrick, a five-term Arizona Democrat, announced Friday, March 12, 2021, she won't run for reelection in 2022. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, a five-term Arizona Democrat, announced Friday she won't run for reelection in 2022. The district has been competitive in recent elections but Kirkpatrick defeated Republican challenger Brandon Marlin by a nearly 40,000-vote margin in November. After redistricting made that district more Democratic, Gosar switched districts and Kirkpatrick won the 1st District seat again in 2012 and was reelected in 2014.
Arizona ban on evictions set to end as heat, infections soar
Pennsylvania recently announced it will extend its moratorium until the end of August, while Boston will keep its ban on most public housing evictions until the end of the year. But advocates say it's too early to end the ban because most of the government money set aside to help pay rents and mortgages still hasn't been doled out. Meanwhile, virus cases in Arizona keep rising, with 3,257 new infections and 97 more deaths reported Wednesday. Family Housing Resources and more than a dozen other groups noted in a letter to Ducey last week that the Arizona Housing Department has a backlog of people trying to get rental assistance. Arizona is home to some of the hottest cities, and with over 100K COVID-19 cases, we must extend, immediately, the moratorium on rent, wrote Kirkpatrick, who represents southern Arizona, including Tucson.
Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick is taking time off to treat alcoholism
Then Rep.-elect Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., arrives for New Member Orientation at the Courtyard Marriott in SE, on November 13, 2018. Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick is taking time off from her role in Congress to treat alcoholism, she said in a written statement on Wednesday. The fall was serious, but with physical therapy I will fully recover," Kirkpatrick said in the statement. Beginning next week, I will receive treatment that I have struggled to ask for, to treat my alcohol dependence," she added. Kirkpatrick won re-election to Arizona's 2nd Congressional District in 2018, defeating Republican challenger Lea Marquez Peterson with 54.7% of the vote.cnbc.com
Arizona Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick to seek treatment for "my alcohol dependence"
Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, a Democrat from Arizona, announced Wednesday that she is taking time off to seek treatment for "my alcohol dependence." Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick Matt York / AP"Hard work and determination which have brought me success in life have not been enough to win this battle. Kirkpatrick represents parts of Tucson and the southeastern suburbs. Representative Greg Stanton, a Democrat who represents Maricopa County, in the Phoenix area, tweeted out his support for his colleague. "Ann Kirkpatrick is one of the finest public servants I know," Stanton wrote.cbsnews.com