“Republican Arizona Sen. Paul Boyer, best known for his role as the lone Republican vote against holding the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in contempt of a Senate subpoena for election equipment, is not seeking re-election next year. ‘But for the record, they’re stuck with me for another year. I’m not resigning,’ he said over breakfast recently after he made the decision. Boyer said a host of factors contributed to the decision, including anger at Senate Republican leadership (and Senate President Karen Fann specifically), disillusionment with the direction of his party and a decennial redistricting process that offered a natural splitting point.”
“The birth of his first son in 2019 and the death threats he received in the past year for standing up to the lie that former President Donald Trump won the 2020 election in Arizona also played a significant role, he said. After voting against a motion to hold county supervisors in contempt and possibly jail them, Boyer had to get police protection and he and his young family had to temporarily leave their home. He still receives threats that he forwards on to police. ‘I had to put security doors on my home because of some of the threats I was getting. Nobody should have to have that worry just because of a vote you’ve taken or didn’t take,’ he said” – Arizona Agenda.