Former lawmaker Diego Rodriguez suspends Arizona attorney general run

Rep. Diego Rodriguez speaks during a Mass Liberation AZ press conference, on September 28, 2021, in front of the Maricopa County Attorney's Office in Phoenix.

Former point out senator Diego Rodriguez has suspended his marketing campaign to be the Democratic nominee for Arizona lawyer common, leaving Kris Mayes as the lone Democrat in the race.

Mayes, an lawyer, is a former member of the Arizona Company Fee.

Rodriguez announced his campaign’s suspension in an e-mail Friday.

“I devoted my job as an legal professional and my time as a legislator to the thought that values this kind of as Fairness, Justice, Integrity, and Compassion should be element of the foundation of our democracy. Now, I will go on to a new problem to uplift those people values with the target of creating more robust and improved authorities at all stages,” he wrote.

He programs to start a Phoenix-based mostly nonprofit to address how communities can better advocate for changes in general public policy and the forms of candidates who operate for office. 

Rep. Diego Rodriguez, D-Laveen, speaks as the House votes on bills related to the budget at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix on June 24, 2021.

“I want to make certain that the people of Arizona recognize pretty obviously wherever we are at correct now and how we acquired right here… I do not assume incredibly numerous people today totally recognize just how arranged the initiatives are when it will come to some of these society war problems that we’re continuously working with and what it is really heading to consider to get earlier this,” he explained to The Arizona Republic.