The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors chose former Arizona Sen. Steve Pierce (R) on April 3 to replace Rep. David Stringer (R) in the Arizona House of Representatives. Stringer resigned on March 27 amid an ethics investigation.
Prior to being chosen for Stringer’s seat, Pierce served in the Arizona State Senate from 2009 to 2017. He also previously served as the chairman for the Yavapai County Republican Party.
The Arizona House of Representatives currently has a 31-29 Republican majority, which was unchanged with Pierce’s appointment. Republicans also hold trifecta status in Arizona, meaning the party holds the governor’s office as well as a majority in both chambers of the state legislature.
If there is a vacancy in the Arizona State Legislature, the board of county supervisors must select a replacement. The political party committee is involved in the appointment process only if the legislative district has 30 or more elected precinct committeemen.