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State legislator under investigation resigns

PHOENIX, Ariz. - An Arizona legislator who allegedly violated Arizona's clean election financing laws has resigned. 

Rep. Jesus Rubalcava, D-Gila Bend, announced Wednesday that his resignation is effective on July 28. 

Rubalcava, who is currently under investigation, drew criticism from the Arizona Citizens Elections Commission for his use of public campaign-finance funds in 2016. 

Tom Collins, the commission's executive director, says Rubalcava's resignation doesn't moot the investigation, which will continue and Rubalcava still faces possible penalties. 

The freshman lawmaker represented a district that covered parts of Goodyear and Buckeye to Tucson and Yuma. 


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