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Dem Juan Mendez’candidate questionnaire plagiarized answers

Posted by on | March 31, 2018 | No Comments

Democrat unable to answer a simple election questionnaire with honesty

A new blog,Arizona Democrats Exposed, (ADE) has done a masterful job of exposing the lazy lifting of answers to a candidate questionnaire requested by the local daily newspaper.

According to ADE’s post, in 2016, the Arizona Republic sent then-State Representative Juan Mendez a candidate questionnaire to fill out while he campaigned for the Arizona Senate — an office to which he was elected. The questionnaire was intended to help constituents “vote with confidence.”

Mendez fell far short of the mark.   

A review of Mendez’s answers has found that significant portions of them were directly plagiarized from other sources  — hardly a confidence producer.  Despite his slipperiness, he was elected to the state Senate to represent District 26.

Democrat Mendez, whose district includes the Hispanic majority town of Guadalupedescribes himself on the legislative member website with these words:

“Juan is not only a lifelong member of the Arizona Democratic Party but has worked for years to contribute to our state and local Democratic Party. He has held various offices and positions as an elected Precinct and State Committee Member, Chair of the Resolutions Committee on the state level, President of the ASU Young Democrats, Treasurer and Secretary at the district level, and as a Field Organizer helping to turn out Democratic voters and elect progressive Democrats.” He refers to himself as a “first-generation Chicano.”

With all that intra-party work to keep him busy, he could conclude he was forced to sticky finger his questionnaire answers. That would be as good an answer as any — if his constituents cared.

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