Burges sworn in to replace Bundgaard

January 24, 2012

The northwest Valley has a new state senator. Republican Representative Judy Burges was sworn in Monday to replace former Senator Scott Bundgaard.

JUDY BURGES: … And that I will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties, of the office of Arizona State Senator, of Arizona State Senator.

Senate President Steve Pierce says he's known Burges for quite a while,

STEVE PIERCE: We started out years ago, at the Republican Party in Prescott.  We worked together a number of times up there on different issues.  She's a trooper.

The arch-conservative, Burges, was among those supporting a bill to end citizenship privileges for the children of illegal immigrants, last year. Bundgaard resigned shortly before he would have been forced to testify in an ethics investigation over a public brawl on the freeway, with an ex-girlfriend, last year.

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