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Horne is not a career politician. He has been Superintendent of Education for 8 years, where he raised AZ's public schools rank to 24th in the nation, despite being 49th in the nation in funding (which is out of Horne's control). Before that, he practiced law for 30 years, while serving just 4 years in the legislature, & 24 years as an unpaid school board member. Rotellini received a full time government paycheck for 17 years since graduating from law school in 1986. She worked for the government any more years much longer, full time, than Horne.
Rotellini is a point person for the Obama administration, where her mentor ex-Gov Napolitano heads Homeland Security, which fails to defend our border. Rotellini states she will vote NO on the ballot Proposition against Obama-care. If you believed Obama’s campaign lies, you’ll love Rotellini. The truth about Rotellini and some of her campaign lies is:
She claims credit for getting $217 million from Arthur Andersen, but it was the non-governmental lawyer in the civil case who got the judgment, which Felecia then put into the agency order after it was a done deal. When defending her experience to the AZ Republic, she cited just 6 criminal cases she had worked on. In those 6 cases, she got one, yes one, guilty plea which resulted in a defendant going to prison. In the other cases, she abandoned the cases before other lawyers got the guilty pleas. Just like she abandoned the Baptist Foundation criminal case before trial to be promoted by then Gov. Napolitano to head a State agency.
She never tried a case, criminal or civil, in the AG's Office, in her entire 13 years of working there. In her entire life, she tried just 2 jury cases, both civil, before joining the AG's Office in 1992. She was an administrative agency lawyer, representing various State agencies in administrative hearings, not court. She headed the State Bar's administrative law section. She is not a certified criminal law specialist, because that requires criminal trial experience. Yet she falsely claims on her website that she put criminals (plural) behind bars. The truth is that she put one criminal behind bars, in 24 years of lawyering. Felecia lies ab/ her record, & lies ab/ Horne’s record. I fear another Andy Thomas experience if she is elected: another politically motivated lawyer who will do anything & say anything to get elected.
As superintendent of the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions, the agency regulating mortgage companies, she ignored the billion dollar fraud of Mortgages, Ltd for years, despite the six warning letters in 2006-2007 from the prominent lawyer representing a church which had been the victim of mortgage fraud by Mortgages, Ltd. When the AG’s Office was questioned about it by New Times, the AG’s Office spokesman said that it “referred them [the victims] to the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions." No action was taken by Rotellini against Mortgages, Ltd before she resigned in 2009 to run for AG. Oct 24, 2010