By now, Arizonans who aren’t living under a rock know the stomach-turning facts behind David Stringer’s abrupt resignation from the state legislature this past week, where he represented LD 1. Stringer, a 71-year-old Republican, was elected in 2017 after previously having served on the Prescott Planning and Zoning Commission.
The revelations are so disgusting the March 29, edition of the Phoenix New Times report on the recent disclosures concerning Stringer, carries a “Content warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of sexual assault involving children.”
Imagine. Someone with the responsibility of enacting laws that the rest of us must abide by, isn’t even able to be trusted to have a normal interaction with kids. He repeatedly paid young boys and a disabled teen he picked up in a Baltimore park for sex. He was charged in 1983 in Maryland, though his record was inexplicably expunged.
David Stringer’s campaign website —- oddly still up —- lists him as “PRO-FAMILY.” It’s a sure bet families with young sons wouldn’t agree.
The unmarried Stringer devotes an entire page to a report titled, “Representative Stringer Responds to Reports of 35-year-old Arrest.” It was published in the Prescott eNews, in which he holds a financial interest. A disclosure of the relationship is contained in the report.
He has been persona non grata since making bizarre comments such as “black people don’t blend in,” when speaking with a group of ASU students. Stringer has resisted bi-partisan calls for him to resign.
The arrogance of this criminal to seek public office after moving to Arizona is astonishing. Also puzzling is how he was able to retain his legal credentials and be listed as a member in good standing since 2004 with the State Bar of Arizona.