Representative Judy Burges One of Three Possible Replacements For Shamed Former State Senator Scott Bundgaard

Representative Judy Burges wants to be Senator Judy Burges.
There's good news and bad news...

The good news: the Scott Bundgaard freeway fight fiasco is finally over. The bad news: he might be replaced by state Representative Judy Burges -- one of the first sponsors of Arizona's humiliating "Birther Bill," and the author of the "I didn't pay enough fund" bill.

Bundgaard resigned from his seat in the state Senate earlier this year, just moments before he was supposed to testify in front of an ethics committee looking into a fight he got into with his now-former girlfriend.

Last night, GOP precinct leaders pegged with the task of finding possible replacement for Bundgaard submitted a list of three names to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, which will select Bundgaard's replacement.

On the list is Burgess, attorney Eric Spencer, and former Maricopa County GOP chairman Lyle Tuttle.

Burges is the original sponsor of the 2010 "Birther Bill," which never passed the Legislature. However, last year, a similar bill found it's way to the desk of Governor Jan Brewer, where it was vetoed.

As we mentioned in a post this morning, Representative Carl Seel says he plans to reintroduce the embarrassing bill again this year.

Another of Burges' bright ideas was the "I didn't pay enough fund" -- a bill she also introduced in 2010, which would have given taxpayers the option to pay additional taxes in an attempt to increase state revenue at a time when the state was incredibly strapped for cash.

Burges' laughable plan was to put a box at the top of Arizonan's state income tax forms that would give citizens the option to donate more than they're required by law to pay. Read all about it here

As of May 2011, the "I didn't pay enough fund" had raised about $13,000. When the bill was first proposed, the state's budget deficit was more than $3 billion -- clearly, Burges' bright idea really (ahem) paid off.

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spencer was the leading vote getter, what gives?


I'd put my money on Tuttle. His brother Tom, from Tacoma, is a real stand up guy.

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Walter Concrete

Did you expect the bill to raise $3 billion?   Who's fault is it for the deficit?   Not ours.    It's the legislature.    They introduce and pass every bill that affects the spending.     They introduce and pass every bill that has to do with taxes.    Then they bitch and moan that they mismanaged the money and that they need more because they are incompetent or some investment the state put the money in went bad.   Who's responsible for the investments?    I believe that would be the state treasurer.   Seems to me that they bitch and moan to the victims instead of those responsible for the shortfalls.   That would be like me bitching to strangers for me spending all of my money like it was going out of style or because I put it in the rigged stock market.   There's no responsibilty in government.   That's why politicians are the lowest form of life.

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