For the record, I attended the hearing where the ousted Republican Senator Scott Bundgaard’s girlfriend testified. I saw the photos of her bruises with my own eyes and listened to her shaky voice when she got on the stand. She was clearly afraid and it was very emotional for me to watch.
I believe there is a parallel between ousted Republican Sen. Scott Bundgaard and handpicked candidate Paul Penzone (not properly vetted) — because both of these men claim to be
Speak out and be transparent on domestic violence.
“victims” of domestic violence against women. We view Penzone as a spoiler to the MCSO race, particularly when there are more women voters in Arizona than men. It is imperative that there be qualified candidates with command leadership experience with no domestic violence record in their background.
Perhaps we need to take a serious look into Penzone and what exactly he did or didn’t do during his domestic violence episode against his now estranged wife. We have seen this exact scenario recently with another Arizona politician, State Senator Scott Bundgaard who accused his girlfriend of beating him on SR-51. Neither of these men have yet to come clean and admit, like real men, they too were at fault and accept full responsibility for their actions. So just what will Penzone do in the sheriffs office race besides make an attempt to spoil votes given his domestic violence police record that Arpaio is hungry to go after and make a circus out of his limited experience and domestic violence incident?
Arpaio cannot really go after an independent registered candidate because independents make up the 2nd largest Party in Maricopa County. It would be unwise for Republican Joe Arpaio to go after independent favored candidate Mike Stauffer.
You can read about Bundgaard in the New York Times:
“…..PHOENIX — The majority leader of the Arizona State Senate scuffled with his girlfriend during an argument on the side of the road late one night recently. He hit her and she hit him, according to the police, but the two suffered dramatically different fates.
The majority leader, Scott Bundgaard, told Phoenix police officers that he was a state senator, and he cited a provision of the Arizona Constitution that gives lawmakers limited immunity from arrest, the police said. Police Department lawyers were consulted, and they ordered that Mr. Bundgaard be uncuffed and released.
Aubry Ballard, Mr. Bundgaard’s girlfriend of about eight months, on the other hand, was arrested for domestic violence and spent the night in jail.
Just how protected lawmakers should be from prosecution is an issue that many states grapple with, said Steven F. Huefner, a law professor at Ohio State University who studies the issue.
He said the privilege, which is included in the United States Constitution and in many state constitutions, was designed to protect lawmakers from civil matters that would interfere with their legislative duties…..”
Those of us who have been immigration activists for years are tired of the run-around and we will do everything we can to blow the whistle on candidates who are spoiling the MCSO race.
Penzone’s wife stated she called 911 because she was shoved into the door by Paul Penzone leaving a documented injury.
Here is what Susan B. Penzone told the Glendale Police Department:
Susan B. Penzone’s side of the story to the Police Department regarding the Paul Penzone domestic violence incident.
Arizona has a mandatory arrest law, and we want to know why a person was not taken to jail when documented injuries were reported to the police.
It appears Penzone is no less than a political, Arpaio protege fully trained to follow his leaders. It is time we elect a real leader, a real man who will take responsibility for his actions and lead by example…