(The Center Square) – Democratic Rep. Sarah Liguori was sworn in Thursday morning, filling one of three vacancies in the Arizona House of Representatives.
She is replacing former Rep. Jennifer Longdon, who resigned last month to take a job as Chief External Affairs Officer for Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers.
“I am honored and eager to return to the Legislature and to the work I love,” Liguori said, as she previously was in the House in 2021 and 2022, according to a news release. “I’m looking forward to being back with my Democratic caucus as we push for solutions that will improve the lives of those who live in our great state.”
House Democratic Leader Lupe Contreras said he’s glad to see she’s returning to the chamber.
“We could not be more thrilled that Sarah Liguori is returning to our caucus,” Contreras said in a statement. “She was an exceptional and effective member in her prior service – always thoughtful and always laser-focused on her constituents. We expect her to pick up right where she left off.”
There are still two Democratic vacancies in the House that are in the process of being filled. Reps. Leezah Sun and Amish Shah announced their resignations within moments of each other last Wednesday. Sun was the subject of an ethics investigation and faced a censure or expulsion vote if she did not resign, and Shah left to focus on his congressional bid.
Republicans currently hold a narrow majority in both chambers of the legislature.