The attorney leading the investigation against Rep. David Stringer will be Attorney General Mark Brnovich's new chief deputy and chief of staff.

Ballard Spahr Partner Joe Kanefield, the former general counsel to Gov. Jan Brewer and former state elections director, will take on the role in May. He will replace Michael Bailey who President Trump appointed as U.S. attorney for Arizona last month.

Kanefield told Arizona Capitol Times he is genuinely thrilled for the opportunity to work with Brnovich and his outstanding team.

"I have a soft spot in my heart for that office," Kanefield said. "I wouldn’t be able to do all the amazing work over the last 20 years if I had not started in the Attorney General's Office in the beginning of my career."

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