Sen. Jim Waring has resigned from the state Legislature to focus on his bid for Congress.
Waring announced his resignation on the Senate floor Thursday and said it would be effective at the end of the day.
Waring (R-LD7) joins Pam Gorman (R-LD6) in exiting the Senate in order to pursue the Republican nomination to replace the soon-to-be retired Congressman John Shadegg (R-CD3).
Paradise Valley Mayor Vernon Parker and State Rep. Sam Crump (R-LD6) have already announced their intents to enter the race. They haven't resigned their positions yet, but are rumored/presumed to be considering that move.