Once again, the House of Representatives has a full complement of lawmakers, as a Tucson Democrat was sworn in today to replace a legislator who resigned earlier this month to recover from a stroke.
Nancy Young Wright, who was appointed last week by the Pima County Board of Supervisors to replace Lena Saradnik, was administered the oath of office by Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor before being welcomed warmly by her new colleagues.
Young Wright said she knows she has big shoes to fill in replacing Saradnik, who, though in her first term, was well-liked in District 26 and at the Capitol.
“Lena is a very intelligent, quick-thinking, warm person – very personable and very popular,” she said. “I hope to follow in the same example.”
Saradnik suffered a stroke in November, and though she hoped to return to the Capitol this year, she resigned her seat earlier this month to focus her time and effort on rehabilitating.
Young Wright said she will run for election this fall.