Information and Perspective by Warren Woodward
(September 17, 2015)
In addition to Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) commissioner (and Chair) Susan Smith being a lobbyist, it was just revealed by the Arizona Republic newspaper that ACC Commissioner Bob Burns is one too.
Burns claims it’s all a mistake, that he thought he had resigned. But Tom Ryan, the attorney who recently filed a complaint against Smith with the Arizona Attorney General, was quoted by the Republic thus:
“That doesn’t get him out of hot water,” he said of the resignation. “It just moves him to another part of the hot tub. You can’t do these things while running for office.”