Felecia Rotellini Making Another Run at Attorney General

Categories: Election 2014

PHOENIX, AZ - Saying she intends to return the focus of the state's top law enforcement office to fighting crime and protecting Arizona consumers and small businesses, career frontline prosecutor Felecia Rotellini today announced her candidacy for Arizona Attorney General in the 2014 election. Rotellini, a Democrat and a former Superintendent of the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions, worked for 17 years as an Assistant Attorney General and agency head under both Republican and Democrat governors and attorneys general.

"I want to make Arizona safer for families, children and law-abiding businesses," said Rotellini. "We need new direction in the Attorney General's Office -- a top law enforcement officer committed to rising above partisan politics. We need an Attorney General to fight criminals whether they carry a gun or a pen, human smugglers and traffickers, those who don't play by the rules, and scammers who defraud our seniors.

"The Attorney General should be an independent watchdog, not a career politician that promotes himself or is accused of violating laws he is supposed to enforce. The circus act has to stop; we must restore integrity back into the Attorney General's Office."

Among the issues Rotellini says will form the crux of her campaign: cracking down on consumer fraud and elder abuse; prosecuting securities and investment fraud; advocating for Arizona's children on a host of issues, including education, healthcare and domestic violence.

Dr. Richard Carmona serves as the campaign's chairman. Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik called Rotellini the right candidate for Arizona in 2014: "In 2010, Felecia won more votes than any Democrat on the ballot. Her no-nonsense message and prosecutor's bona fides mark her as the real deal -- an Attorney General who will go after criminals with the integrity Arizona voters expect from the state's top prosecutor."

In 2010, Rotellini lost a close race to Republican Tom Horne, who remains the subject of civil prosecution over an illegal shadow campaign that pumped more than $500,000 into the race at the last minute.

Said Rotellini: "This race is about who will be the best independent watchdog for Arizona. That's why I feel confident. And I'm looking forward to getting to work."


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ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

I've thought about working at the AG's office - a cut in pay - but never wanted to put up with the political bullshirt you have to because these republicants are in office.  If she gets the nod, I'll defininately apply again.  She looks like an honest person to work for.  I can't stand these crooks I see in most law offices around town!

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

she has my vote! Time for the bs in the AG's office to cease

normajae
normajae

So happy that Felecia is running.  Time for Arizona to clean up!

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

I don't know her, but people who know her fairly well describe her as very smart with tremendous integrity.  Seems to me that this is exactly what the AZ AG's office needs right now.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

Being that she is a Democrat she does not stand a chance. She's really a dumb bitch if she thinks she can.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

@JohnQ.Public Agreed, JQP. I met her briefly at a fund raiser during the last campaign for AG. It would be really nice to have someone in the AG office who is more interested in WHAT they can do while being paid, than WHO they can do while being paid. I am anticipating that Bill Montgomery will probably run against Horne in a primary and then have to run against Rotellini in the general election. I don't think either of them can beat her in a general election, especially with the state party demonstrating a move toward a more centrist platform, in spite of Maricopa Repubs.

Glock
Glock

@JoeArpaioFan

If joe doesn't get recalled, she will be able to get a grand jury to investigate him, in early 2015. Might be more fun than a recall!

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan lol i wouldnt call people dumb robert when you use oxymoron and dont even know the meaning of it...she has more intelligence than you can even begin to fathom. 

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@Tommy_Collins "more interested in WHAT they can do while being paid, than WHO they can do while being paid."  Great line.

Thane.Eichenauer
Thane.Eichenauer

Some folks choose to be name callers.  Sticks and stones, sticks and stones...

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

@JohnQ.Public @Tommy_Collins Thanks, JQP. Jaffy sent me that line and dared me to use it. He wrote, "I guarantee no one will even read it, especially that oxymoron, David. Not only that, but if anyone reads it I hope they catch cancer and die. But they are liberals and they don't catch cancer". That Jaffy is certainly a treat, don't you think? :-)

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