Sen. Pamela Gorman will run for Congress, according to a statement from her political consultant.
Gorman is the third Arizona lawmaker who has decided to run for the seat that will be left vacant by U.S. Rep. John Shadegg. Shadegg announced last week that he will retire at the end of his term.
“A day doesn’t go by where people don’t contact me to express their growing frustration with what’s going on in our nation’s capitol,” Gorman stated in the announcement.
She mentioned the health care bill, corporate bailouts, budget deficits, and cap-and-trade legislation among the things she is concerned with.
Gorman said last week that there are things Shadegg worked on in Congress that needed to be continued.
Chris Baker, Gorman’s political consultant, said a decision will be coming “within a week or so,” regarding whether Gorman will keep her seat in the Legislature while running for Congress.
Gorman was elected to the House in 2004. She was elected to the Senate in 2006.
Sen. Jim Waring, a Republican from Phoenix and Rep. Sam Crump, a Republican from Anthem have decided to run for Shadegg’s seat.