The Arizona House of Representatives Majority Leader, Steve Court, has announced that he will not be seeking re-election. Court served as Chairman of the Higher Education, Innovation and Reform Committee and as a member of the House Appropriations Committee. This past session, Court was elected to serve as House Majority Leader.
Court has served since 2008. Upon Court’s announcement, House Speaker Andy Tobin stated, “It has been a true pleasure working with Steve. His dedication not only to the East Valley, but to all of Arizona, is unmatched. His contributions to the Legislature will be greatly missed.”
Representative Court told supporters, “Although I have successfully collected all the petition signatures necessary to run, I have decided to not seek re-election,” in a statement released today. “It has been an honor to serve as House Majority Leader and I have enjoyed working on the budget, developing tax policy and taking on the many challenges that face our State. I would like to thank my family, constituents, colleagues and those that contributed to my campaigns for their support. I am sure that the new Legislative District 25 will be well served by the leadership of Representatives Pierce and Olson.”