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Representative Bob Thorpe announced Monday that he will run for state senate during the next election.

In a statement to the Arizona Daily Sun, Thorpe said he plans to run for the state senate seat representing Legislative District 6, which he currently represents in the state house.

At the moment, that seat is held by Senator Sylvia Allen. There is no word yet as to if Allen, a Republican, will run in 2020.

Since he was first elected in 2012, Thorpe has served four two-year terms representing LD 6 as a Republican. Term limits prevent him from running for a fifth term in the state House of Representatives.   

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“During my four terms, I have voted for balanced budgets, low taxes and increased funding for K-12 education,” Thorpe wrote in a statement.

Thorpe first announced his intention to run for state senate during an interview with talk radio show host and former city councilmember Jeff Oravits. Oravits was also previously the chair of the Coconino County Republican Party.

Look for a full story on the announcement in Wednesday’s Arizona Daily Sun or online at azdailysun.com.

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Adrian Skabelund can be reached at the office at askabelund@azdailysun.com, by phone at (928) 556-2261 or on Twitter @AdrianSkabelund.

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