6/30/09: UPDATED W/ Response from Verschoor, see below
Thayer Verschoor, R-(eally?) Gilbert was the lone wolf in attempting to reverse a proposed ban on automated ticketing that has been working its way through the State Senate.
Verschoor should know better than any legislator how unpopular photo enforcement is with constituents: his hometown of Gilbert is the only major city in the East Valley to not use the revenue-enhancing systems on their streets and roadways.
So why did he do it? We have no idea, but you’re welcome to contact his office and ask. Post the response you get, if any, in the comments section below.
Phone: (602) 926-4136
Fax: (602) 417-3220
This was Andy Biggs Bill. He drafted an amendment in my name to remove the Photo Enforcement Ban from his bill if it looked like the the Photo Enforcement Ban was going to cause his bill to die. The bill came up for consideration while I was in the House of Representatives reviving a bill of mine that had died the night before. The amendment was offered even though I was not there. Had I been there I would not have offered the amendment because his bill was fine and I do not support photo speed enforcement. Hopefully that is clear.Thanks,Thayer