Recently, the Arizona Capitol Times ran an article stating that I was absent for a number of votes during the past legislative session.
I wanted to let your readers know that, as their elected representative, I take my responsibility as a legislator very seriously and have made my attendance at the state Capitol for legislative meetings and votes my first priority.
Unfortunately, this year, several votes coincided on days when I had to be absent from the Legislature due to a personal injury that resulted in surgery and also a death in the family. I regret that I was not present to vote on behalf of my legislative district on those days, but I do want to assure my constituents that I did not miss any votes on the many budget bills that were considered.
I look forward to working hard during this coming session to help make Arizona a stronger place for all of us.
Rep. Nancy Young Wright, a Democrat from Oro Valley