Trent Franks resigns amid accusations of sexual harassment
Dec. 7, 2017
Rep. Trent Franks announced his resignation from the United States House of Representative Thursday, after House officials learned he had asked female staffers to bear his child as a surrogate.
Franks’ resignation means a statewide special election to determine who will represent the state’s eighth congressional district. The congressman’s last day in office is January 31; Gov. Ducey is required to announce a special election date within three days of the seat vacancy.