Tuesday, October 28, 2014

AZ LD23 With Sympathy On the Death Of Former Rep David Burnell Smith

LD23 Republican Committee Announcement
Former Arizona Rep. David Burnell Smith has died at age 73.

House Speaker Andy Tobin said Monday his staff received confirmation that Smith died Friday of what he called natural causes.

Smith stepped down from the Legislature in 2006. Smith vowed to return and made at least two efforts to regain his Scottsdale-based seat.

He lost a three-way Republican primary in Legislative District 15 in August. His campaign biography says Smith was born in Charleston, W.Va., and came to Arizona in 1982 with his wife Rita.

He was a lawyer by profession. Tobin says Smith loved being in the Legislature and pushed for lawsuit reform legislation even though many in his profession opposed it. Source: Arizona Republic
LD23 Republicans extend our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.