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Jevin Hodge resigns from Arizona House of Representatives

Hodge's resignation comes a day after reports from 2015 surfaced saying he violated sexual violence and misconduct policies at George Washington University.

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People walk past the Arizona State Capitol on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Phoenix. Additional illustration elements added on Tuesday, March 19, 2024.

Jevin Hodge resigned from the Arizona House of Representatives less than two months after he was appointed to take the Legislative District 8 seat, which represents the area including ASU's Tempe campus.

Hodge gave his resignation to Arizona House Democrats a day after an article released by The Arizona Republic which reported that during his time at George Washington University, he was found in violation of sexual violence and sexual misconduct policies.

"We have accepted Representative Hodge's resignation, which he offered in good faith and out of respect for our caucus, and we are prepared to move forward with the important business of the state," said Arizona House Democratic Leader Lupe Contreras in a press release this morning.

The resignation also comes after Hodge canceled his appearance at last night's USG-Downtown "Dinner with your Representatives." 

READ MORE: Arizona Rep. Jevin Hodge drops out of USGD 'Dinner with your Representatives' event

Hodge was appointed to the Arizona House of Representatives on Jan. 31 to fill the seat of Athena Salman. Hodge was selected out of three candidates to fill the seat by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.

Editor's Note: This story is developing and will be updated as new information becomes available.

Edited by Shane Brennan and Sadie Buggle. 

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