Legislative District 29

Incoming lawmaker’s warrant quashed after friend pays fines

After getting a little help from her friend, Democratic Rep.-elect Ceci Velasquez is no longer wanted by police for a bench warrant from unpaid fines stemming from a trio of traffic tickets in 2010.

Lawmaker on the run from the law

Democratic Rep.-elect Ceci Velasquez is a wanted woman. Florence Municipal Court records show that Velasquez has a warrant out for her arrest due to her failure to pay fines associated with a trio of traffic violations in 2010, when she was cited for driving on a suspended license, in a vehicle with suspended registration and no mandatory insurance.

Late ‘dark money’ spending aided Quezada win

Democratic Rep. Martin Quezada won his Senate primary race against fellow lawmaker Lydia Hernandez by only 90 votes, and Quezada said the final push by a “dark money” group probably helped put him over the top.

Quezada edges Hernandez for Senate in LD29

Rep. Martin Quezada beat out Rep. Lydia Hernandez to secure the nomination to the Senate in the heavily Democratic west Phoenix Legislative District 29.