A costly screw-up for state Rep. Cloves Campbell Jr.

Democrat state Rep. Cloves Campbell, Jr., 48, running for a third term in Legislative District 16, finds himself in a costly and embarrassing imbroglio.

The daily reports that a Maricopa County Superior Court judge has ordered Campbell’s $24,000 annual legislative salary garnished after he refused to respond for two years to a lawsuit by the Leadership Consortium, in which it alleged it had spent $14,760 to hold a Washington, D.C. reception for him. 

The Phoenix group, which offers scholarships to minorities attending Arizona State University or one of the Maricopa County Community Colleges, won a default judgment in court after arguing that Campbell ignored the lawsuit.

The debt, which he now says he hopes to pay off by the end of the year, has accrued to $18,780.

Campbell also runs his family-owned black newspaper, the Arizona Informant.

5 Responses to A costly screw-up for state Rep. Cloves Campbell Jr.

  1. BarnStormer7 says:

    Clovis, next time don’t order the real expensive finger foods for those meetings.

  2. Orion says:

    THIS is high style?

  3. Maggie says:

    If Rep. Campbell can afford to buy fashionable clothes that put him in league as “Arizona’s Best Dressed Legislator,” it would seem he could pay off his legal debts in a timely fashion.

  4. Cassandra says:

    That plaid jacket and open neck shirt sure looks award winning to me. Maybe his debt kept him from buying a tie. Just a thought.