Arizona history has no shortage of career-ending political scandals, but few, if any, have matched the sheer awfulness of state Representative David Stringer's. The Prescott Republican's downfall began in July 2018, when a video of him lamenting that there are "not enough white kids to go around" in Arizona public schools went viral, revealing his racism (and earning him the distinction of Best Viral Newsmaker in that year's Best of Phoenix). More racism from Stringer, recorded on tape and published by New Times in November, renewed calls for him to resign. Then, the bomb dropped. New Times published a report in January revealing that Stringer accepted a plea deal on multiple sex crimes when he lived in Baltimore in the '80s. For two months, Stringer resisted calls to step down and refused to cooperate with an ethics probe into his past. But that didn't stop investigators, led by Joe Kanefield, from digging up a police report showing that his case involved allegations that he paid young boys, including a developmentally disabled child, multiple times for sex. That revelation finally brought Stringer down. Good riddance.