(PHOENIX) -- Telling his state party chairman in an e-mail, "I love the Republican Party but I don't want to take a bullet for anyone," Arizona's Republican District 20 Chairman Anthony Miller resigned on Wednesday, according to a report in The Arizona Republic.
The 43-year-old Miller, a former campaign worker for Senator John McCain, was re-elected to a one-year term last month. The newspaper report said that concerns for his life and his family were too much for Miller to deal with following the assassination attempt on Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords.
Miller wrote an email to Arizona Republican Party Chairman Randy Pullen to say he would be calling it quits: "Today my wife of 20 yrs ask (sic) me do I think that my PCs (Precinct Committee members) will shoot at our home? So with this being said I am stepping down from LD20GOP Chairman...I will make a full statement on Monday."
The district that Miller represented covered parts of Chandler and Tempe, the fifth and eighth largest cities in the state, respectively.
Miller was not the only legislator to quit, either. Three other local politicians surrendered their posts, the newspaper said.
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