For more than 10 months since the night of February 25th, I’ve wanted nothing more than to put this unfortunate assault in the past and to get on with my life. Hopefully now, with the ethics investigation complete, that long-awaited next step can finally happen.

I want to thank the Phoenix Police Department, the city Prosecutor’s Office, the members of the Arizona Senate Ethics Committee, all the witnesses and the independent counsel for their diligence and their compassion. Together with my family and friends, I believe now it’s truly possible to move forward in a positive direction.