House Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez will guide Democrats through a historic time in the state House of Representatives.
The Democrats will have greater leverage during the 2019 legislative session with the partisan split closer than it has been in years – 31-29 just barely in Republicans’ favor.
In a pre-session interview with the Arizona Capitol Times, Fernandez credited her predecessor, now Sen. Rebecca Rios, with getting their party to this point. But it’s Fernandez who now has to take advantage of the odds.
House Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez, D-Yuma, said she doesn’t think she or other House Democrats can support Ducey’s plan unless it includes universal background checks for all firearms purchases, including by private vendors at gun shows.
“That is non-negotiable,” Fernandez said.
Yuma Sun · 30 Sep 2018 · FROM STAFF REPORTS
Students at San Luis High School (SLHS) got a chance to speak with state Rep. Charlene Fernandez (D-Yuma) this month as part of the Take Your Legislator to School Program.
Fernandez said she and other lawmakers, including U.S. Congressman Raúl Grijalva, were sent to a facility run by Southwest Key in Tucson. She said it was the site of a former hotel and that the children received meals and health screenings. They appeared to be clean and well behaved but were also unusually quiet.