Dem state Rep. Jesus Rubalcava exhibits penchant for violence

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 Leskopresident 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.

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8 Responses to Dem state Rep. Jesus Rubalcava exhibits penchant for violence

  1. Kent says:

    Jesus Rubalcava has no moral compass and needs to be removed from office. His majority Latino constituents are unlikely to read the news or hear of this extreme incident, so expecting him to lose his reelection is nothing to count on. Is there another route to remove this lunatic from the legislature? His votes factor in to affect us all.

  2. Observer says:

    Jesus Rubalcava’s member page talks about graduating from Gila Bend High School. Further down the bio he says he attends Northcentral University and is the doctoral program. That’s quite a leap. Since I’ve never heard of Northcentral University, I looked it up. It’s a for profit ,virtual school, online only, not rated highly and appears to function off of financial aid accounts. There is no requirement for a university degree to enter the doctoral program that I could find.
    http://www.gradreports.com/colleges/northcentral-university
    Unlike his namesake, Jesus is a flim-flamming con man besides having a violent nature.

  3. CD 8 PC says:

    According to the Secretary of State’s records Jesus Rubalcava raised the princely sum of $525 from individual contributors. He received $17,459 from the taxpayer funded Citizens Clean Elections Commission. He gave himself two contributions totaling $177.
    http://apps.azsos.gov/apps/election/cfs/search/CandidateSearch.aspx
    Click on his name and 2016 election cycle.

    With a decent challenger, he shouldn’t be that difficult to defeat.

  4. Joseph Bickley, Sr. says:

    Thanks for being the primary and maybe only source for info like this.

    • Seeing Red AZ says:

      Your editing advice is always correct and much appreciated. Flying fingers can be gaffe prone.

  5. Maggie says:

    As a woman, I could never vote for such a boorish thug. I wonder how he talks to/interacts with his wife.

  6. Saguaro Sam says:

    Wonder what goes on in his classroom filled with vulnerable kids with special needs?

    Meanwhile, the Dems appear to be going after Red Arizona.
    By the end of Flake’s townhall last night, he was probably Wishing that conservatives had showed up.

    And keep your eyes on Dem. member of US Congress Ms. Tulsi Gabbard. Her ideology is the same as Hillary, but her outward appearance and demeanor will fool a lot of people.
    And someone is making sure that she gets a lot of media attention.