Mark DeSimone

Jun 17, 2019

Ex-Arizona lawmaker sentenced in fatal Alaska shooting

A former Arizona lawmaker convicted in the shooting death of a man at a remote cabin site in Alaska in 2016 has been sentenced to 65 years in prison, with 20 years suspended.

May 25, 2016

Ex-Arizona lawmaker pleads not guilty to murder in Alaska

A former Arizona state legislator has pleaded not guilty to fatally shooting a man during a hunting trip near Juneau.

May 20, 2016

Charge against ex-Arizona lawmaker caps downward spiral

Nearly a decade before he would be charged with murder in Alaska, Mark Desimone was a well-liked state lawmaker in Arizona for a brief time, a moderate one-term Democrat in a minority caucus filled with left-leaning members, according to lawmakers who worked with him.

May 17, 2016

Former Arizona Lawmaker arrested on suspicion of murder

Former Arizona lawmaker Mark DeSimone has been arrested in connection with a homicide in Alaska, according to court documents posted on the website of the Juneau Empire newspaper.

Dec 10, 2009

Parker treads fine line by heading anti-tax committee

Clean Elections watchdogs are keeping a wary eye on Save Our Jobs: Stop the Tax Hike, a committee formed by gubernatorial hopeful Vernon Parker. The committee, which Parker founded earlier this month, aims to block a 1-cent sales tax increase proposed by Gov. Jan Brewer.