This man does not belong in the state legislature
State Rep. Jesus Rubalcava, a Democrat representing Legislative District 4, is a guy you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley. You wouldn’t even want to meet him in broad daylight at the state legislature. Not if you hold views that differ from his.
To say he has anger management problems coupled with limited ability to express himself, is putting it mildly. On his member page, the first term representative lists his occupation as a special education educator in the Buckeye Elementary School District.
These positions of authority didn’t keep him from issuing threats to state Senator Debbie Lesko — president pro tempore of the Arizona senate.
Angry over SB 1431 Sen. Lesko’s voucher expansion bill, Jesus Rubalcava posted his ire on Facebook, stating that “wanted to punch her in the throat.”
Think that through. Strikes to the throat have the potential to be deadly.
State Rep. Jesus Rubalcava, who reportedly saw nothing wrong with his threat, needs to be removed from his legislative and teaching positions. His inappropriate behavior shows he is unfit to serve as either a legislator or a teacher.
The bill that so riled Rubalcava was signed into law by Gov. Ducey on April 6.
According to this undated campaign website, Sen. Lesko left an abusive ex-husband many years ago and is now happily married with three children. She not only survived, but has thrived and serves on an advisory council for Faith House, a domestic violence shelter. Because of her past experience she is in a unique position to understand the needs of women and families in need of help.
In 2008, another Democrat legislator, Mark DeSimone representing LD 11 was arrested on a charge of domestic violence. He resigned the House seat. Eight years later, in an unrelated case in Alaska, DeSimone was charged with first degree murder.