Arizona House Ethics Committee will hold hearing on complaint against Rep. Leezah Sun

By Wayne Schutsky
Published: Wednesday, December 6, 2023 - 2:01pm

Leezah Sun stands behind a podium outdoors at the Arizona state capitol. She is wearing two buttons on her red shirt and her long hair is swept to one side. She is speaking and not looking directly at the camera.
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State Rep. Leezah Sun, a Democrat, spoke to a group at the Arizona Capitol about repealing the state's "right to work" laws on Oct. 25, 2023.

The Ethics Committee at the Arizona House of Representatives will hold a hearing later this month to investigate an ethics complaint filed against West Valley lawmaker Leezah Sun. 

Democratic leaders in the House filed the ethics complaint against Sun, a fellow Democrat, on Nov. 3  over allegations she harassed City of Tolleson employees and interfered in a court-ordered transfer of child custody on behalf of a friend.

In a response to the complaint, Sun’s attorney downplayed claims she harassed or threatened the Tolleson employees. He admitted Sun intervened in the custody case but denied a second allegation that she claimed to represent Attorney General Kris Mayes while doing so.

A House attorney sent a letter to ethics committee members notifying them that the committee will hold a hearing on Dec. 19 to consider the complaint. 

Rep. Joseph Chaplik (R-Scottsdale), who chairs the Ethics Committee, asked members to submit the names of witnesses they would like to see testify before the committee, along with proposed questions, according to the letter.