Oy Vey: David Stringer is back and running for Office


Like Jason in the Friday the 13th Movies, David Stringer has reemerged from the politically dead to announce he is running for office.

Mr. Stringer, who was forced to resign from the Arizona State Legislature in 2019 for not revealing he was charged with sexual misconduct in Maryland and for making numerous racially charged remarks as a legislator, has decided to run for (wait for it) Yavapai County Attorney.

The disgraced former lawmaker is apparently running on a platform to cut prison costs by reducing the number of nonviolent incarcerated individuals.

The position is currently held by Republican Sheila Polk.

Former Republican legislative colleagues of Stringer, according to journalists from AZ Central, were not enthusiastic about his resurfacing after his resignation.

In what reality (even the Fox Island one) would a person charged with sexual misconduct and with a history of racial animosity think they could prevail in a race for County Attorney?

In some ways, Stringer’s announcement, like Joe Arpaio’s desire to run again for Maricopa County Sheriff, could be a blessing for Democrats who could use both men, along with legislators like Sylvia Allen and Kelly Townsend, as posterboards for all that is wrong with the former Party of Lincoln.

Hopefully, the people in Yavapai County will show good sense and consign Mr. Stringer’s career to the political graveyard where it belongs.

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David Gordon
Living in Arizona since his family moved to Tempe from New York in 1982, David Gordon has three degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in History, Political Science, and Secondary School Administration. A highly qualified Social Studies instructor and Certified School Principal, Mr. Gordon owned his own charter school, Grand Canyon College Preparatory Academy from 1997-2016. The school served students in grades 6-12 in the East Valley of Maricopa County. Many of the graduates of GCP earned college credit for free while still attending high school, some completing the first year of college before graduating. Among the speakers at the school's graduations were noted figures in Arizona Politics like Harry Mitchell, David Schweikert, Juan Mendes, Andrew Sherwood, and John Huppenthal. Mr. Gordon also participated in the revisions of the Arizona History and Social Studies standards. In January 2017, Mr. Gordon started the political blog Twenty-First Century Progressive Bull Moose. It has a global following and routinely comments on the political events of the day. Mr. Gordon also helps administer the Facebook page Living Blue in Arizona. He is also currently writing a series of Young Adult science fiction novels which incorporate the themes of time travel and its impact on history. Mr. Gordon is very happy to be asked to join the Blog for Arizona team and hopes to spread the progressive word to make Arizona a better place for everyone.