PHOENIX (AP) — County officials appointed state Rep. Andrew Sherwood to replace a Democratic state senator from Tempe who resigned to take a new job in Nevada.
The decision Wednesday by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors was made to replace Sen. Ed. Ableser.
The appointment creates a vacancy in the state House.
Sherwood, a Democrat from Tempe, was among three nominees picked by Democratic precinct committee members in the 26th legislative district.