Tucson's Lopez steps down from Arizona Senate leadership post

2013-10-22T09:32:00Z 2013-10-22T09:34:43Z Tucson's Lopez steps down from Arizona Senate leadership postThe Associated Press The Associated Press

Democratic state senators will meet next week to a fill a vacancy in their leadership ranks.

Sen. Linda Lopez, a Tucson Democrat, stepped down as assistant minority leader, saying she has a new job that demands more of her time, The Arizona Capitol Times reports.

Senate Minority Leader Leah Landrum Taylor says her caucus will meet Oct. 29 to pick a new assistant minority leader.

Lopez will remain a senator.

Lopez joined the Legislature in 2001, first serving in the House before being elected to the Senate in 2008.

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